So last week we ran a poll which showed how almost 80 percent of the Bruins Nation disapproves (uh, yeah, we know it is an unscientific one, but with an 80 percent disapproval rating, I don't care if you have a 10 percent margin of error, it tells you something) of the job Karl Dorrell is doing as the head coach of UCLA's football program. I wonder if there any UCLA fans who still support this (joke of a) football coach. We'll check out samples of what Bruin fans are saying outside the ever growing Bruins Nation.
Here is Bruin fan `LA Seitz' who made the trip to South Bend:
But in the last few minutes, Karl Dorrell and DeWayne Walker (who really looked like a genius all day), decided to tense up, play conservative, and hope ND wouldn't wake up. Dorrell's three straight "just don't fumble" running plays, and Walker's prevent defense awoke the sleeping giant, and the rest, as they say, is history.
And then, after a game in which his kids fought so hard, to sit at a podium and say something along the lines of "the kids didn't finish"? It's an absolute disgrace.
Dorrell flushed a program making moment down the tubes on national television, and then couldn't even be a man and admit his mistakes after the game. Just the same empty "we need to improve" cliches and placing the blame on the kids.
All of Karl Dorrell's big moments are "moral victories", when UCLA almost beat somebody. Last I looked, the Pac-10 standings and the BCS computer don't tally those.
You either learn how to wins those games or you get out. I rode the train back to Chicago with some former players, and they echoed that sentiment. Time for Karl Dorrell to pack it in, and for UCLA to pay the money that they certainly have to get a guy in here who can do the job.
The weather in South Bend was perfect Saturday. Too bad Karl Dorrell had to ruin it.
Look, I give KD all the credit for cleaning up our program and making it a program that we can be proud of. But cleaning up the program is only one part of it, and eventually we need to start winning. I realize that UCLA fans are a lot more restless since the program across town has done great things. But KD has had almost four years with this program (which is what most players get), and has not shown the ability to get this program to where it needs to be. I know the talent on this team should be even better next year, but the team is pretty good now yet keeps getting screwed by management. KD is not going to change his philosophy, and that is ultimately what will hold this team down as long as we have him as our leader.
I've never seen coaches put their team in a position to lose like those two did today. As upset as I personally am right now, I really feel for the UCLA players. They left everything on the field and played well enough to win, but it's hard to be victorious when your coaches handcuff and shackle you...and then start shooting you in the ass with tranquilizer darts.
"Stuff like that happens in football," Markey said. "But I don't know why it always happens to us. It gets old."