Weekly Q&A: Cal

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It’s win or go home Friday as the winner between UCLA and Cal at the Rose Bowl clinches bowl eligibility. Both teams are looking for their sixth wins and the Bruins are trying to prepare on a short week amid coaching turmoil. If you have UCLA football questions, leave them in the comments below — or shoot me an email at thnguyen(at)scng(dot)com — and I’ll post answers THURSDAY.

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  • JustOwns

    Ms. Nguyen, whom would be your choice for UCLA HFBC?

    In your opinion Ms. N. whom will UCLA eventually employ?

    • j metaphor

      I think that’s a better question for you, Owns.
      I’m hoping that the constant rant about Jimmy Ball has more thought behind it than just whining.
      Do you have a pick or do you just want to wait and whine about whoever is selected?

      • Richard

        right on, j met.
        I’m so sick of these self-loathing UCLA, UCLA haters!

      • JustOwns

        Jaime O’ Mediocre: JimmyBall monk and flagellant.

        • j metaphor

          So you did you hear the question or are you just dodging it?

  • Paul

    Thoughts on UCLA’s chances in the Chip Kelly sweepstakes?

    • Pete

      Good chance.

  • Ed Garrett

    is ucla new head couch the same guy as that guy that was in the 40 yeer old virginian? what is ucla thinkimg by hireing a funny man to couch a foot ball teem?

  • Matthew

    This is bound to be a very emotional game. Do you think the team stays composed (penalties, sound defense, etc.) or do you think it gets away from them?

    • Richard

      We’re undefeated at home, Senior “Day”, we’re better than them and have played great ball, last 2 games.
      Mora tribute ***WE WILL NOT BE DENIED***
      Cal DL coach is prob UCLA / Kelly’s new DC

  • Buster Bruin

    How difficult is it to get information on the coaching search from people within the UCLA athletic department? Are their lips completely sealed?

  • Buster Bruin

    Do you have a clue as to what is plan B if Kelly rejects the UCLA offer? Kyle Whitingham? Mike Leach? Kevin Sumlin?

  • j metaphor

    Overtime,
    Which, if any coaches do you think will stay if Kelly is hired?

    • Richard

      Gotta keep those who have a real hook into important commits and targets !!
      Whomever is wet nursing Amon-Ra St Brown, for instance. Dougherty?
      Meat probably, certainly not LB coach Scottie.
      Angus lost DT Trevor Trout to SC but if he can pull him back now w/ Kelly, he stays, otherwise?

  • J S

    Why do you think Mora didn’t fire Tom Bradley mid-season, similar to what was just done in Oakland? Couldn’t a swift change, coupled with some modest amount of defensive improvement, have saved him?

    • Pete

      No. Mora was a DC in the NFL. He had input and could override Bradley at anytime. The Bruins defense performance was all on Mora.

  • J S

    Firing Mora before the end of the season (let alone at all), and being a finalist and perhaps winner in the Kelly sweepstakes vs. an SEC-powerhouse—just doesn’t seem very UCLA-like. An SEC team might operate like this, but historically not UCLA. And not Dan Guerrero. What’s different now at UCLA? Who poked the Bruin Bear?