Dohn continues to make excuses for Karl Dorrell's underachieving reign in the UCLA football program. He posted the last two installments of his Q&A sessions this past weekend (Part III and IV). Once again couple of excuses stuck out like a sore thumb.
First, Dohn made excuses for how assistant coaches are not being paid enough:
I love the school colors part because I believe you either love the powder blue or hate it. Seriously, though, it is mostly financial. From what I understand, USC’s assistants still laugh at the salaries of some of the UCLA assistants. And if you’re a coach like D.J. McCarthy (and forget whether he is good or not because this is just an example), he was living 45 non-traffic minutes from campus, working 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the season making about $130,000. He is now at LSU, living five minutes off campus, with the chance to make twice as much and can live in twice the house for half the money. I think the carousel will continue, with good coaches leaving for jobs that are more family-friendly.
Dohn then also went on to provide another contradictory response in Part IV:
I think eight wins would make things very interesting, but it is contingent on injuries and the happenstances of a season. One thing I do know is the administration is pleased he has cleaned up the off-the-field image of the program, and there is a belief that the academics make it a challenge to win 10 games consistently.
Lastly, there is a nice read on Bruin RG Noah Sutherland in his hometown newspaper in Virginia Beach. Noah certainly seems to have the right mindset heading into this upcoming season: