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UCLA Buffaloes - KD bringing in classy coaches

KD goes after yet another assistant from a disgraced/scandal tainted program that has gone through back to back implosions under two coaching reigns in last few years. Oh by the way KD's top choice has a little history (emphasis added):

UCLA coach Karl Dorrell is moving quickly to fill the latest vacancy on his staff, and spoke with former Colorado assistant John Wristen about becoming the Bruins' tight ends and special teams coach, sources said Tuesday.

Wristen had two coaching stints with Colorado, and spent the last seven years with the Buffaloes. In 2001, he switched from coaching running backs to tight ends, and coached Daniel Graham, who won the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end.

Wristen also spent the last four years coaching Colorado's kickoff return unit, and added the title of recruiting coordinator in 2004.

According to sources, he is Dorrell's top choice, and a decision on whether he joins the Bruins' staff could come as early as today. Dorrell spent six years during two different stints at Colorado, but did not coach with Wristen.

Wristen served as a graduate assistant at Colorado in 1990-91, then spent six years as an assistant at Northwestern.

The opening came when tight ends/special teams coach Brian Schneider resigned Monday, citing personal issues. He is pursuing other college coaching jobs.


In 1999, Wristen pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was ordered to take parenting classes and received domestic-violence counseling, according to published reports. UCLA is aware of Wristen's past.
And I wonder what prompted Schneider to look for other college coaching opportunities just weeks before spring practice? Yeap ... Dorrell sure is building a stable and classy football program. Bringing in a coach who has had a history of domestic violence? Real classy. Pathetic.