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Doughnut's Bio- Hits the Nail on the Head

I had posted the following in a comment thread to a long fanpost which I submitted earlier about sport-by-sport performance under Doughnut. I think the comment may be worthy of this separate post, because it is so rare that anything truthful comes out of the Doughnut PR machine when it comes to his record.

Here is the first sentence of his official bio-

"In 10 years, Dan Guerrero has clearly established a pattern of "image and substance" (their quote, not mine) that few in his profession can match."

We should be able to assume that since this is Doughnut's bio, every word was vetted with care. He may not care about much, but he clearly spends a lot of time polishing his own brass (a scary image, to be sure).

So the first thing that pops out is the word order in the phrase in quotes. The most important thing in the pattern is image. Substance is secondary to image. WOW.

Second, and this is where he is truthful, he has established a pattern that few in his profession can match. Absolutely. That is because nobody else would step into a program, and run the major revenue sports into the ground. So few match his pattern, and all the schools with athletic directors who don't match his pattern breathe a collective sigh of relief.

The longer fanpost, sport by sport, details how the coaches he hired have done compared to their predecessors. This highlights one other point in Doughnut's bio which is factually accurate, but misleading in the extreme.

The bio touts the 22 national championships which have been won by UCLA since Doughnut took the reins. It turns out that 3 of these titles were won by coaches he hired. The other 19 were won by coaches he inherited.

For $750K per year, we should get more than the ability to leave well enough alone (the 19 non-earned titles). Wonder why the bio didn't do the breakdown (insert sarcasm here).

And I am guessing that Block never bothered to get a breakdown either.

<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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