The Wall Street Journal published a map (link above) last week, showing which top 25 college football team had the most "like" results on Facebook for each United States county. 22 of the 25 teams were popular in at least one county, and most like Texas, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Oregon, were popular beyond their home region.
Only 3 schools played 2nd fiddle across the board. Northwestern was shut out in the Chicago area by Michigan and Notre Dame. Oregon St was shut out by Oregon. And UCLA was shut out, mostly by $C.
This is a natural result of Doughnut's mismanagement of the football program since he arrived. How can we expect neutral observers (non-alums) to care more about our program, when for the most part success was measured by the chance to play in the EagleBank Bowl, the Fight Hunger Bowl and the like?
People follow success. And Doughnut's hires before Mora did not provide that success, and the jury is still out on Mora. Jim Mora has a major battle to change the perception of UCLA. Pounding $C on a consistent basis, and appearing in January bowl games, is what is required to have UCLA attract the attention of the fan base at large.
Mora's job would be a lot easier if there was an active marketing campaign to bring more fans into the fold. But this is Doughnut, so the word "active" is not in the vocabulary. Thanks for nothing Dan.