We have discussed at length why we do not think Rocky Seto is a good choice to be UCLA's defensive coordinator (keep RTing #VetoSeto). The fact is, none of us know how well he would do if he came in to run the defense. He may turn out to be a great coach. However, that is exactly the problem: UCLA would once again settle on an unknown coach with little experience.
I think that the biggest objection relates to Seto's relationship with Pete Carroll. He has been referred to as a "Carroll Trogan". We had no problem with Mark Carrier, who is also from U$C, but has proven experience and was not under the tutelage of Cheat Carroll.
We object because there is a good chance that Seto learned from Carroll. And Cheat Carroll is not exactly the model of Character. He is the Lumberg of college football, and if the limbs of the coaching tree are anything like the trunk, then there is cause for worry.
Cheat Carroll instills great values in his players:
Cheat Carroll is always gracious after a loss:
Cheat Carroll is always respectful of his opponents:
Cheat Carroll is gracious in victory:
And Cheat Carroll has always been supportive of his players and has nothing but their interest at heart:
Perhaps it is not "fair" to judge Rocky Seto by the disgusting actions of his mentor. But really, is it smart to bring in someone whose allegiances are 1) to U$C, 2) to Cheat Carroll?
As far as the character is concerned, at least, it is not a stretch to assume guilt by association...
In fairness, we should remember that Rocky joined the U$C staff before Carroll, and tried to stay after Carroll left, only to be let go by Lane Violation (whom he apparently dislikes tremendously). As I said, he has undying loyalty to U$C. But therein lies the rub...if the opportunity came to go back to U$C, we all know where Seto's allegiance lies.