College football fans! What’s up?
Let’s chat. I’m in “no comprendo” mode. I was neck deep in World Series Game 2–what a series already–and after Tony LaRussa blew it for his team, I flipped over to ESPN to see Arizona absolutely throttling UCLA. No. Comprendo. I cannot comprehend the suck of UCLA!?
I understand that the Bruins are 3-3, and that they could realistically end up with 8 wins, but I’m not buying it. Have you watched them play this year? It’s like the team has multiple personality disorder. I understand that the university can compete in all the other major sports…they can graduate doctors…and even produce some NFL talent…yet, somehow, the school can’t field a competitive football team. That. I simply cannot understand.
Can someone please explain to me why they can’t properly recruit players to UCLA? This is the largest public university in the state of California. The most populated state in the United States of America! There are over 37 million people in California!? The UCLA campus is gorgeous. Students are a few minutes from the coast. The location is neatly tucked away in Westwood–between Beverly Hills, Bel Aire, Brentwood and Santa Monica. They play home games in the Rose Bowl! THE ROSE BOWL!
If ever, oh ever, a WTF there was, Rick Neuheisel and this team is one because…because, because, because, because, because… …for the love of it! This university is even down the street from the studio where they made The Wizard of Oz! There is no shortage of accessibility to UCLA students.
There is no excuse for sucking at UCLA. None. I understand that USC is a big draw, but if you’re a recruiter worth half your weight in salt, then you could lure kids from USC with a scoop of ice cream. These are working class kids. Pitch the public school slant. Pitch the fact that USC is swimming in sanctions. Pitch the fact that you wear golden helmets. Pitch the fact that their friends might actually have a chance of affording to go to UCLA.
Please. Coach Neuheisel. Take the suck out.