1) If you could change one aspect of UCLA to improve the football program, what would be it? – Fan4Life
A better blogger?
2) As of right now, long-term success headed for bb team or fb team? I think it’s great that Howland manned up and said it is his fault for how poor bb team is right now, do you think more criticism from fans is justified? This is his team, his recruits, so it’s a joke that team is this bad while Pac-10 is down. I’m confused, didn’t UCLA recruit better players than USC, and maybe I’m wrong but I thought first yr coach USC too. Do you feel ucla really has no excuse for playing this poorly? Aside from how bb team is playing this year, who do you feel has better value to purchase tickets, bb or fb team? Why is bb team not as fan friendly compared to fb team? Do you feel bb program caters to high donors more then the regular joe? Why doesn’t bb program try to go after younger fans like the fb team? Clearly I have season football tickets, and feel as a whole, past and current, they care more about their fans. Even when bb team was winning, I still think bb program and how they market it to fans is a big bore, and seem indifferent to their core fans…unlike the fb team. Thoughts? – JoeBRuin
Well, UCLA basketball has a much bigger cache in the sports world, and that will always translate to more long-term success. With the youth of the team, I think yes, fans are being too harsh. As to the rest of your answer: Yes, UCLA football fans are a passionate bunch. But the hardcore basketball guys care just as much.
3) It’s my understanding that football recruits get 5 official visits. For Owa, the link you provided showed 5 visits, but not visits to Oregon and Oregon State. How can they be in the mix if he hasn’t even made an official visit? – Recruit
He can take unofficial visits. Officials aren’t a requirement.
4) What is the long-term impact of losing Nottingham, and what does the coaching staff think about it? – Flipper
Losing Nottingham is not anywhere near as serious as people think. If anything, it opens up a spot for an elite recruit next season, particularly because of the two-year gap and what I expect to be an improved season next year.
5) If UCLA brings in a class of 25 recruits, does that mean Neuheisal himself has personally visited each of the recruits’ homes? – Proud Parent