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My e-mail to Donut Dan

Dear Mr. Guererro, I wanted to reach out to you to share my utter disgust at how our football program is being managed by you and your staff. I understand that you will most likely be dismissing Coach Neuheisel, perhaps as soon as Saturday morning, and that you will be able to look for another coach at that point. My problem is not with the coaching. My problem is with you. Rick Neuheisel will be the third football coach that you have fired. The frightening part of that is the possibility that you will be in charge of hiring another football coach. This is scary, since you failed so miserably in hiring the last two. Clearly, Karl Dorrell was in way over his head, and a bad fit. And by insisting on choosing some of Rick Neuheisel's assistants (in college football, you should never do this, by the way!), you set him up to fail early on. In addition, the decision to have the team wear white uniforms for the debacle against USC was somewhere between bizarre and ridiculous. After spending several years and pushing the NCAA to change its rules about uniforms for this game, we decide not to wear the home blues? This makes absolutely no sense. In addition, why were the coaches and the players completely in the dark about this decision? Running your football program from an ivory tower does nothing to improve morale, recruiting, or fan buy-in. Lastly, the overall state of our football program is a national joke. How is it that we have fallen so far so fast? Why is it that fans no longer fill the Rose Bowl on Saturdays? Why is it that we are not adequately marketing our team? Clearly, you do not have what it takes to manage a division I football program. This is why I must respectfully ask you to resign as UCLA's director of athletics. As a donor and season ticket holder, I just can't stand to watch the continuing decline of the program and sport that means more to me than any other. You seem to lack the vital understanding that football is the most important sport we have, and therefore must be treated that way. The mismanagement of our football program is doing irreparable damage to the University...OUR University. Please, for the sake of UCLA, step down.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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