Dohn continues to post at a magical level over at "Inside UCLA." This weekend he answers few more questions on UCLA hoops and basketball. Part III of his answers had some poignant tidbits on the state of UCLA football recruiting (Here are links to Part I and Part II). In answering a question on depth chart Dohn commented on the holes that may open up in Dorrell's roster:
It's interesting how you phrase that, because a lack of depth at guard and on the defensive line is a recipe for disaster. As far as recruiting and who could wind up there still, I talked to a few of my sources, and even they said it would be nothing more than a wild guess at this point.
Yet Dorrell and his coachers are being a little too over eager on the recruiting trail. Dohn is not kind when he says this:
Great question because I think sometimes UCLA offers kids they know they can get in the summer so they don't have to fight it out with some of the big boys late in the recruiting process. So to answer your question, yes, I do.
Speaking of sad and amusing ever since DD brought our attention to an amusing post over at Bruin Gold, there has been a flurry of amusing responses. One post stuck out though and hit on an important point that I think everyone needs to be aware of:
I don't think there is anyone who wants UCLA to fail. So, lets focus on UCLA winning and this will all take care of itself.
Seriously that's a crucial point. Its one reason I don't believe Dorrell is going to survive a season that brings us anything short of a Pac-10 championship and at least an appearance in the Rose Bowl. A Holiday Bowl appearance is not going to work. It may work for some so called UCLA fans who have no standards whatsoever in terms of where UCLA football should be in the hierarchy of college football, but it will not work for rest of us.
If Dorrell fails to deliver on the expectations he laid out when he came aboard at UCLA, which is to win Pac-10 championship and beat Southern Cal, the negativity and the poisonous atmosphere around his program will only get worse. And as that sage poster points it, it will eventually lead to a total collapse of the program, and take him down.
For UCLA's sake we hope Dorrell wins the Pac-10 and things will take care of itself. Until then Dorell is going to have deal with all the cynicisms around his program. He brought it upon himself as a result of that disgraceful performance in the very last game of 2006-07 season.