Weekly Answers, Pt. 2

Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…

1) When will we begin to see MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS to our football facilities (redo of Spaulding or moving Spaulding among other PLANED NEW improvements) as indicated by Dan Guerrero when Jim Mora was hired. IMO it is imperative that we begin to see things being done to enhance our overall facilities. If Dan Guerrero is to retain credibility sooner is far better than later.
PS,…you do one hell of a good job Jon, keep up the good work! – Russ

Most of the attention is currently being paid to Pauley Pavilion renovations. Once those are complete in the next six months, they’ll devote time to the practice facility. I still don’t think it’s going to be a massive overhaul, though. Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.

2) From a viewer point of view, your video interviews of CRN and staff seemed like a job to you.
Your video interviews of JM and staff seem more like fun for you (at least so far)… true? and if so, why? – BruinTX

Interviewing the same guys for three years about mostly the same topics can become pretty tedious. Obviously a new coaching staff breathes new life into everyone involved. Also, though, I can honestly say I did not connect with a few coaches on the previous staff. I came in a year late, the age disconnect was striking and some … weren’t a fan … of the video interviews. Unfortunately, or fortunately I guess, for the fans, they’re here to stay.

3) Why are you so awesome?! – SMBISYM
Thanks Mom!

4) DO you think Shabazz will look at UCLA’s mediocrity this year and see it as a way to improve a team with a great coach, or that UCLA is just in the pits and he wants to play for a contender immediately? – Anonymous
College basketball changes so much that the makeup of a team can change 180 degrees in one year. A contender now might not be a contender then and vice versa.

5) Look into your crystal ball. Will UCLA be over or under 110.5 NCAA championships by the time the Spring sports wrap up? (I’m taking the over. Both golf teams and gymnastics are very strong, not to mention perennial contenders softball, women’s water polo, women’s tennis, etc.) – Anonymous
I’ll take the over on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget men’s volleyball. Our boys are going to send Coach Scates out with another banner.

  • anon

    I can understand coaches not liking video interviews. for one thing, some of us don’t want our ugly mugs out there. and with video interviews, you can’t say that you were misquoted or what you said was taken out of context. what you say on film is what you said (unless the video gets chopped up and edited).