Earlier this evening, Michael Robinson, the father of UCLA Bruins freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, took to Twitter and, in his best impression of LaVar Ball, he completely called out Chip Kelly for the team’s woes.
Mr. Robinson blames “lousy coaching and play calling” for the fact that the Bruins are now 0-3. He goes on to write that Kelly’s coaching “is so bad that it demands closed practices.”
He also calls him a “[m]illion dollar coach who bares [sic] no responsibility.”
It sounds like things are deteriorating fast.
On September 4th, Robinson tweeted this.
No head hanging here, not at UCLA...https://t.co/CJXS8UdyES— Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD) September 4, 2018
On Wednesday, Robinson sent this tweet out.
Team, Family, Brothers are beginning to gel... Look out PAC12... No heads are hanging... U.C.L.A is coming like a storm..#4sUP— Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD) September 13, 2018
Then came tonight’s tweetstorm in which the elder Robinson blasted Chip Kelly.
Tonight’s first tweet was this one. It was in response to a tweet from Bruin Report Online which was critical of the Bruin offense.
He is speaking on and about the factual... It is all about the coaching, lousy coaching and play calling... Coaching that is so bad that it demands closed practices... Million dollar coach who bares no responsibility... Just random observations from a frustrated dad!— Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD) September 17, 2018
But, Robinson’s father didn’t stop there. He sent out a second tweet.
Look, coach Kelly, if you wish to call him this is 4 and 26 for his last offensively called football games... Dorian has only played in 3 of the last 30 games... Can you say duped!— Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD) September 17, 2018
And, he also sent out a third tweet, which called Kelly’s success at Oregon “a fluke on his part.”
His years at Oregon was simply a fluke on his part... I am sure that he stood on the shoulders of the actual player callers... Random thoughts, outside looking in, closed practices...— Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD) September 17, 2018
Now, I hadn’t seen the tweets from BRO until I was sent the Michael Robinson tweets, but the video in the second tweet sure seems to show Chip Kelly trying to talk to his quarterback and it looks like Thompson-Robinson is taking an attitude as he comes off the field and walks right past his head coach.
Whether that’s the case is certainly debatable. I looked at it multiple times on my Tivo to try to assess whether that was truly the case or not and I couldn’t tell for sure.
I reached out to UCLA for a response to Robinson’s comments and received none by the time this article was published. It will be updated in the event that a response is received.