Here is the fourth set:
Be honest…if your son was a 17/18 year old D-linemen/LB with an offer to USC and UCLA which school would you want him to go to? A rebuilding, soon to be good-great program in westwood or a powerhouse that might eventually get probation in south central.
Like I’m ever anything but honest? I would want him to go to the school that gave him the best chance to graduate, get a degree and make a difference in the life of others. So, it would depend on his major, his interest and a lot of other things. If a family or recruit is making a decision based solely on football, I think that is not the best way to parent.
Is CRN/staff holding back pushing for early commitments this year, given what happened last year (bunch of last minute signees) and belief that he can better compete with SC till final signing day?
No, it is not the last-minute signees that is keeping UCLA from pushing for commits. It is the lack of development of some of the players they signed. And, no, I will not mention who those players are.
Are there significant differences of how these football camps between schools are run? Are there certain programs that offer “exceptional” camps?
Yes, there are. Most of it is with organization and tempo. I know during the first few years Karl Dorrell ran camps, there was a lot of criticism in these two areas. And USC is known for being efficient and having a great tempo to their camps.
Which positions are we recruiting the hardest, besides DT?
Every position. UCLA has one commitment and needs to improve its overall talent, and focusing on one spot isn’t how things are done in recruiting.
Who did the Forcier press release go to (to your knowledge)?
I have no idea. I called the family, was told they would call me back in a few minutes and then the press release popped into my inbox. Oh, and I never got a call back.
What’s up with the almost unreadable grammar and spelling in the Forcier press release? Seriously, a freshman on the Daily Bruin could have at least cleaned that up a little!
Make your own judgment about it.
What is UCLA’s official position on the debate over whether there should be a college football playoff or not? Is that the same as the unofficial position?
I don’t know if the school has an official position. I think individuals have their own ideas, but I don’t think there is one, overall position.
When Pauley’s closed, I think it would be a great marketing opportunity to play nonconference road games against several of the Cal States and UCs across the state to expose more fans to UCLA basketball. Of course, Howland would never do it…but what do you think of my idea?
How much money do you think that would cost UCLA? There could be no corporate ticket packages or season ticket packages, so if UCLA is having a down year, how would ticket sales go? And, of course, how many of the Cal State and UC schools have building large enough to house a big crowd? In other words, I think the idea is horrible.