Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…
1) Hey Jon, Do you think now that Norm is Gone that XSF will follow him to Utah when he comes back from his LDS Mission. Or does the state of Matter more than one Coach in his Eyes?? – Saiko
Xavier Su’a-Filo implied to me before he left that he was tied to UCLA and Coach Neuheisel, not Chow so much. Recent reports have been that he’s been in communication with the staff and assured them he would return.
2) Outside of Datone Jones, who is going to be the leader of our defense next year? – Anonymous
Tony Dye, for certain, and I think Patrick Larimore could have a true breakout season if healthy, both in terms of production and leadership.
3) How can Neuheisel coach quarterbacks? What he be doing when the other team has the ball? Will he be coaching his quarterback on the sideline, or watching the defense on the field? – Mt Hermon
Many college coaches also count as position coaches, and given Neuheisel’s experience with quarterback, I wouldn’t even consider it a change. On game day, he’ll be focused on the entire team.
4) While Hundley has declared that he is not the Savior of Westwood, do you think that title goes to Steve Manfro, a highly coveted record-setting 2-star RB? With all joking aside, how does he fit in the program? Will he ever be more than a scout team player with Franklin, Coleman, Jones, and James ahead of him? – Anonymous
Man, you guys can be really harsh sometimes. The kid had what, 50 touchdowns last season? In a good league? Can’t you wait until he actually steps on the field for UCLA to criticize him?
5) Who has the best work ethic on the basketball team? Is there anyone who works as hard as Westbrook or Afflalo did? – Shoyu
I’m not sure anyone works as hard as Westbrook and Afflalo, but I’ve heard very good things about Malcolm Lee’s work ethic, as well as Lazeric Jones’.