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What’s Bruin, 6/23: Dan Guerrero’s last days

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Guerrero’s days are numbered while plans to re-open training facilities are displayed

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The days are short. The nights are even shorter. The time has come that Dan Guerrero is hanging it up as UCLA’s athletic director.

And you may not have thought so, but the tributes to Guerrero’s career are starting to come to light. No matter what you have to think about what he’s done for the program or where he’s leaving the university, there were always going to be people on the other side of the fence, as inconceivable as it may seem.

Forget the debt, forget the championship-caliber football team that it may have once been and is now not, forget all the countless other bad memories or bad tastes in your mouth when Guerrero comes to light. The tributes, again I repeat, are starting to come to light.

Like this one: Bottom of the Ninth

And there’s when he was honored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

And if you didn’t know, he’s set to become the president of the United States International University Sports Federation on July 1, running through 2024.

Be that as it may, this quote rings out from the above tribute “His constant focus on his athletes is unquestioned. In every policy debate Dan has been involved in, the bottom line is the same: ‘Let’s do what’s right for the student-athletes.’”

I say let them fly in, the sooner they do, the sooner he’s gone. And the sooner Martin Jarmond is in.


In other news — the UCLA Athletics Department opened up on their four-phase reopening plan for resuming training

And Madison Kocian was named to the Academic All-American list by the CoSIDA

And three UCLA rowers were named to the CRCA All-American list as well