I have always been impressed by the quality, intelligence and insights of the leaders of this site, and by many of the contributors. As I recall, when CRN was hired, there was a strong sentiment that the school had made an excellent choice, and that UCLA would take its rightful place among the country's elite football programs.
Now here we are, having missed the opportunity to clean U$C's clock with their turmoil, and facing an uncertain future. Somehow we did not see the train wreck coming down the track. And again, it was not because of a lack of intelligence or insight.
Are there systemic issues at UCLA (chancellor, AD, etc) that need to be solved? Or was it simply a matter of "wrong guy, wrong time" and we will get it right the next time?
I am not suggesting that a change of head coach is on the immediate horizon. I happen to think that would be a good thing. But there will be a change at some point, because every program except Penn State gets a new coach from time to time. So what can be done to improve our odds in the next go-around?