I know you wanted debate in the other post, but I live to be a contrarian. I'm posting my opinion here, because I can. Plus, the Youtube clips fired me up. So, here's the deal:
We all want Karl Dorrell to succeed. We really do. There isn't a single UCLA alum among us that wishes him ill. My God, we all live for a homegrown head coach to lead us to the promise land. No matter what, He's a Bruin, and we love him.
We're UCLA. The University that produced Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Lew Alcindor, and Jackie Joyner-Kersey. Ralph Bunche, the US ambassador to the United Nations, is a Bruin. His name adorns our building (the waffle, baby).
We're the model...we really are. When African-Americans have been shunned by other schools, we've embraced them. We're UCLA, the beacon, the model, and the guiding light. It's just who we are.
In a perfect world, Karl Dorrell rules the UCLA football program for twenty years. An African-American, with honor and decency, representing the very best of UCLA athletics. We all want that. All of us.
Unfortunately, Karl has yet to prove his worth, has been thoroughly outcoached by Cheat Caroll, and has been labeled a lazy recruiter by many young players.
I don't know where this leaves us. Karl recruited Southpaw Jesus, and grabbed a few other good recruits. Terrence Austin should be a monster. The Bosworths should contribute.
No matter what happens, I just want the record to reflect that we all rooted like hell for Karl, and that his success/failure was his own.
Like I said, we're UCLA, and we love our own.