Here is the seventh set:
Out of the four recent football transfers out of UCLA, which one, if any, do you see as having the greatest upside potential and success at his new school?
Running Audre Dean at TCU, because he is going to an offensive system that can exploit his pure running ability.
Describe the professional and non-professional (Outside football if there is one?) relationship between Norm & Rick?
They get along great. I don’t think you can categorize it as professional and non-professional because the two overlap. Chow pretty much gets to do what he wants to do, and Neuheisel allows him to do it.
Do you think the coaching staff is sorry to see E.J. Woods leave? Was he likely to ever be a key contributer?
I think they are very sorry to see him leave because Woods is an NFL talent.
Regarding Flowers, is the “Neuheisel allowed me to pick what position I want to play” just recruiting talk on Neu’s part? The coaching staff surely has an idea which position suits him better, right?
Make the kids believe what you want them to believe. It’s like Abele saying he was coming to UCLA as a defensive end. Ok, but by day two of training camp he will be on the offensive line.
should we fans be at all concerned with the fascination our coaching staff seems to have in recruiting DB’s? How many are we looking in to bring this class?
I believe that is a legitimate concern. Plenty are needed because depth remains an issue, but it is getting to the point where it feels like enough should be enough.
Do you think the academic issues with the two incoming freshman are legitimate? Or is CRN simply trying to turn them into greyshirts in order to avoid having to encourage more players to leave the program?
I know they are legit issues. UCLA wants those players in training camp. There is no problem with encouraging more players to leave, if necessary, because UCLA still has plenty of dead weight.
Do we have a real shot at Kenny Stills or is the only thing that pulls him away from USC an out of state school?
I’m not sure what type of chance UCLA has with him. I would think he winds up at USC, but you never know.
Without including the obvious #1, Mr. John Wooden, who do you think the athletic world looks to and admires for their integrity, thoughts, and ethics?
With the ethics in the athletic world these days, nobody.