So Karl Dorrell’s latest desperate stunt of throwing out the race card is not working out so well (for him). And let’s make it clear, until Dorrell himself disavows the comments he made to Streeter (throwing Kurt under the bus like he has done to everyone else in the program over the years to avoid any modicum of responsibility) we are going to assume this latest despicable move is all him. And, thankfully, the Bruin Nation has spoken up and has generated an intense back fire that is enabling everyone around the country to see right through Dorrell’s disgusting and despicable behavior.
Dorrell’s move was so horrid that he shot up to number 1 in Coach’s Hot Seat rankings even though his team was not in action:
We will make it clear again. Dorrell needs to go even if we pull out meaningless wins against Oregon and Southern Cal.
Going back to Sunday’s disgrace, I think it is worth to share with everyone some of the best responses we have seen on BN, that has metastasized the ongoing fire storm, which should keep going until Dorrell issues a public clarification on what he exactly meant.
bruinhoo made the salient point on how Dorrell’s move will negatively impact African American coaches around the country.
If you are this future AD, who would you hire?
Now I think he should be fired for implying that anyone who wants him fired is a racist who doesn't believe in a "level playing field."
What a load of crap. That is an insult to the people that hired him, to the tradition of UCLA, to the memory of Jackie Robinson [a true national treasure and UCLA hero who would never cry such BS to defend his own lack of performance], and the fans who have suffered the past five years wishing and hoping and praying that Mr. Dorrell would somehow prove us all wrong and show us he could coach D1 football.
Instead, he plays the race card, and none too subtly in the front page of the LA Times Sports section. Give me a frickin' break!
To make just one obvious point, KD. It is obvious you have overlooked or misjudged the talents of one truly-hard working African American player who you have mishandled horribly for his 2+ year career at UCLA. In case you missed it, his name is Osar Rashaan, and the only reason he is playing now is because of the injuries you complain about when it is clear he should have been playing high up the depth chart at QB from the beginning! Does it matter what race you are if you're a crappy coach?
Just ask OR, you moron. I was wrong. It's not just your record that sucks. You have no more integrity to me, no sir. Not when you play the race card to defend your indefensible record.
How dare you.
I never want to hear your BS anymore. No "level playing field," right, as long as you're the coach at UCLA it will always be tilted AGAINST US!
I thought the last vestige of KD's dignity would be saved by his forgoing the play.
Today, in my eyes, he lost that last vestige of dignity.
I've said often that I'll not gloat or be happy when KD is fired. I would be sobered by the "lost opportunity".
But, that was yesterday and this is today. I cannot feel sorry for a man who allows his name to be used in a racist attack on my alma mater and on all of the people who have carefully crafted fact based arguments on why he should be fired.
I will not sit idly and let CTS make personal attacks on me. He is doing to me (and to you and to everyone else at the BN and in the world, frankly) what he claims has victimized him. It's not right, and I will not let it pass.
And on the off chance that CTS might choose to read this one post out of millions, I say Shame on you, CTS. You have failed the integrity test, in my opinion.
which his recent comments show he's lacking, he'd make the following comments.
I'm thankful for the opportunity that UCLA has given me. I've worked hard to bring the program up to a certain level, both on and off the field. Off the field, I've done that. On the field, I have not met the expectations that are expected here at UCLA. UCLA is a great school and deserves a winning program. If they choose not to retain me at the end of the year I will not hold any ill will towards them, but will be thankful that I was able to coach at such a great university.
But no, we've got to hear him play the race card. That should be an insult to everyone, whatever your race is. Because you know what Karl, I'm white, but my road has not been easy either. I've had to work my ass off to get to where I'm at now, and nothing's ever been handed to me. Not a damn thing. And I know what the expectations are in my job, and I better meet them. Instead of owning up to your situation like a man, you have to spew this crap!
Meanwhile, I also think it is worth it to share what your thoughts on this weekend’s development with Dan Guerrero and Chancellor Gene Block. Email them at email@example.com and at firstname.lastname@example.org and please make sure to let them know that you will be behind them 100 percent when they make the ultimate right move by getting rid of the most despicable and despised head coach ever to lead one of the major athletics programs at the school of Jackie Robinson. I also think it is very important for them to hear from us for their own record, enabling them to build an even more powerful argument that they have the support of the UCLA community when they make the right decision based on his overall on and off the field record at UCLA. Please make sure to note your graduation class or your current class or if you are a season ticket holder under your name. And, of course, we would love for you to share what your wrote to them here in our comment threads.
Let's keep the backfire going.