December 6th, 2011 at 6:25 PM ^

It's not going to happen, the UCLA Chancellor doesn't give two shits about sports but he will care if a hire like Tressel was made.  FWIW Bruins Nation is pretty convinced that Jim More Jr. is going to get the job and to sum up their feelings on the matter....They aren't happy.


December 6th, 2011 at 6:27 PM ^

I think we'll be seeing a lot of these.  NCAA issues aside, Tressel was a guy who made the jump from D-II to a top D-I program without much difficulty.  He's the kind of guy you'd interview to ask about your candidates.  Get his feelings for who looks like they could do what he did.  If I was an AD and hiring I'd definitely at least call him to chat or fly him out for a round of golf and a few beers.  You get other takes as well of course.  


December 6th, 2011 at 6:43 PM ^

I can tell you that a friend of mine saw tressel meeting with arizona's AD in Tucson a month ago. Obviously he didn't end up with that job, and was not a candidate. But if you're doing a coaching search, might as well get an outside opinion on how you are viewed, etc.


December 7th, 2011 at 8:43 AM ^

But I'm back in A2 now so I have no idea.  I'll hit up some friends out there to find out.  When I asked who was on their short list for coach the answer I received was "anyone."  It seems their tired of mediocrity and getting mopped up by USC.  Sadly, I don't see much changing anytime soon besides the name on the coach' office door. Hopefully I'm wrong since USC is the west coast version of Ohio.


December 6th, 2011 at 9:40 PM ^

(albeit a pretty distant second)

I shudder at even the thought of vest ending up there. Jim Moron Jr looks like a coup compared to that wanker. The clueless AD 'Chianti' Dan Guerrero would be so sycophantically all over Tress...doubt he even knows he's 'retired'...

Yes, he can coach, but...


December 7th, 2011 at 9:47 AM ^

Wow, weasle to UCLA?  He will give that snake at oregon some competition in the recruiting wars.  UCLA might get some of the gansters from Calif that now go to oregon.