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eatin poppycorn
RE: 2017 College Track & Field Open Coaching Positions Discussion

Bike Chain wrote:

[quote]Any names? wrote:

[quote]eatin poppycorn wrote:

[quote]The Undertaker wrote:
I imagine Avery Anderson already has someone in mind to take his spot.


Nope.[/quote]

How about contributing something of substance instead of just saying "Nope"?[/quote]

There is nothing more substantial to contribute. No one knows anything. Been a few interviews and a number of no's but no names, no plan of attack, nothing. Whole staff was blown out and as of today, no staff to speak of. Braden headed to William and Mary leaving all significant areas of the team leaderless. So, nope is the answer to it all. Stay tuned.[/quote]

^ Yeah.

Blame UCLA sports administration for this train wreck. They basically said, "What we need is a black head coach. We have none. You there, you will do! Now, we don't like how things have been going - we fired the Water Polo coach because he came in #2 in the country, darn it - and we take zero responsibility for lack of support or understanding of the sports we supervise. So, it must be the coaches' problem. Be sure you make a change. Fire all the coaches, because you can't fire us ha ha ha. Too bad for the athletes. They can go to the other PAC12 programs. We didn't care about them, anyway ha ha ha. Now. Hire some coaches to live and work between Beverly Hills and Bel Air with almost no salary money. THOSE COACHES BETTER BE TOP NOTCH. $50K should get you the best in the nation. Good luck with that. And win PAC12 over that half ass Oregon sports admin program, and Nationals while you're at it. Or it's the ax for you, brah. Great to have you aboard."

Did I mention the people making decisions about track and field have no track and field experience or understanding?

Note: I agree that UCLA needs to hire black head coaches. I also agree they need to hire black administrators... they have none. Four people interviewed for the director position, three black alums and an Also Ran, Hoyt. Internal candidates knew that firing the staff would mean total destruction to the team cohesiveness and difficulty recruiting top coaches to such an expensive area.

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