I know that, historically, Bleacher Report has not displayed a very high level of journalism, but an article posted today and written by Kegs 'n Eggs blogger Adam Kramer offers an insightful look into the process of hiring a collegiate football coach.
Sadly, there is no direct mention at all of UCLA, even though there were plenty of times I wanted to scribble in something about Guerrero. Although I definitely though the coach referenced in the below quote could be Jim Mora or even Rick Neuheisel:
"One head coach told me that a school hired a firm to hire him," Roussel said. "The school then hired him eight minutes after he picked up the phone for the first time. It was done like that."
And, while the article only discusses football, I couldn't help thinking about our basketball hiring process.
The article does look at Oregon's process for hiring Mark Helfrich.
But, to me, the most interesting part of the article was towards the beginning. It's what the Dynamic Duo of Block and Guerrero do not get:
This quote is the reason Gene Block and Dan Guerrero need to read this article. And, it leave me wondering why Alabama has a chancellor that understands this when my alma mater does not.
While the focus of the article is completely on football, the topics discussed in the article are not completely limited to football. Much of it extrapolates over to basketball too.
And, again leaves me shaking my head at the current state of the administration at UCLA.
FIRE GENE BLOCK. NOW.
FIRE DAN GUERRERO. NOW.