Here is another silver lining to Saturday's debacle at the Rose Bowl. For first time I can remember, there is total unity in the greater Bruin blogosphere wrt to the failed regime of Karl Dorrell.
I mean, I am sure all of you guys know by now where DumpDorrell.com and BruinsNation stand when it comes to Karl Dorrell. :-) But now we have total unity across the spectrum. Here are reactions from the rest of our peers in the Bruin blogosphere (who are not associated with any traditional media outlets) to the Saturday night's massacre at the Rose Bowl.
Let's lead off with Gilbert at Obscure Sports Quarterly, who calls out Dorrell's joke of a program as `the worst 4-2 team in the country:
If UCLA's not the worst 4-2 team in the country, I don't know who is. What's scary is the tough games on the schedule are still remaining (Cal, Oregon, Arizona State, USC).
Notre Dame is now 1-5. While most of the country has been laughing at them for being a laughingstock, they will now laugh at UCLA for losing to Notre Dame.
If this post sounded incoherent, it's because these embarrassing losses still hurt, even when you get used to them and expect them to happen.
I am sick and tired of hearing about how we're going to 'learn from this loss'. It's readily apparent, five years into this experiment, that we have learned absolutely jack shit.
Now the big question is whether the athletic department, which supposedly loves Karl, has the stones to pull the trigger (and if you want to encourage them, AD Dan Guerrero’s email is email@example.com). It may cost them this stellar recruiting class that Dorrell is bringing in, and it will cost a lot of money to buyout some contracts. But you know what, if someone doesn’t know how to drive a car, it’s not going to matter whether he has a Ferrari or he has a Kia. The car is still not going to go anywhere. It’s time to find someone that’s got his drivers license, even if his car his only a Camry.
It would be a convenient excuse for Karl Dorrell to highlight the fact that he was playing the majority of the Notre Dame game with his 3rd string QB, a walk-on freshman with little experience (or discernible talent). Unfortunately for Captain Karl, Stanford managed to beat #2 USC in the LA Coliseum with a sophomore QB, Tavita Pritchard. Pritchard had only thrown three collegiate passes entering the game, and yet Jim Harbaugh was able to coach him up to the extent that he pulled off the greatest upset in college football history (at least in terms of point spreads). For any UCLA fans reading this blog, "coaching" is a term used in sports to describe the development of skills under the tutelage of a team leader or coach. I know it's been a foreign concept around this time of year in Westwood, but believe it or not, other programs actually perform this miracle with regularity.
Just imagine next season. We are going to be enjoying a new football season, hopefully under a brand new competent coach, who will slowly rebuild our program, while we get to watch the clowns from South Central stuck in a quagmire with a glorified substitute teacher, who they will not be able to fire because of the "success" he built upon a pile of scandals. It is going to be fun to watch those cowardly losers devoid of any morals go through their slow, painful fall.
Better days are ahead of us. Meanwhile, it is comforting now for the first time the entire Bruin Nation is unified, together in demand for a total change at the top of our football program.