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A good day for Dmitri is a good day for all Bruins!

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I too hear about the impending departure of Chip kelly. Bravo ! Too bad I cannot meet some of you in person. I would only be too happy to buy you drinks and toast to Kelly's leaving Westwood. Keep walking, dude. Don't you even look back because nobody misses you. Nobody wishes to even see your shadow as you vanish into the cold thin air of Westwood. It is one thing that a coach fails and has to leave, in this case on his own or be dismissed in many other cases. But a caveat in the Kelly situation is that obviously after the first or the second season, his heart was not in it anymore but for the handsome salary because of UCLA's fool hardiness. WE WERE CONNED ! Wasserman and Aikman were his enablers unfortunately. Then to put the icing on the cake, Jarmond completed the con deal by granting him the extension. I am sorry so much $$$ was wasted on an obese con artist selling himself as coach.

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A late season surge you say ? What did I tell you before ? Cronin is an excellent material coach and he is putting all the pieces together now. I won't be surprised they will do well at the Pac 12 post season tournament too.

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Did you say Chip Kelly will be gone? Let’s go!!!

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This rebuilding season is resembling Year-1 under Coach Cronin, where it took some time to figure out how to utilize his new players and get them to perform better and learn how to win games, both at home and on the road. Their performance is still uneven and inconsistent, but it's a remarkable change from only a month ago, when nobody could shoot the ball, fans questioned the coaching and roster construction, and the team lacked any confidence while falling into last place in the conference. Now it's time to give da Bears some payback this Saturday and keep the current winning streak going. Go Bruins!

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Coach Cronin is a treasure, and other basketball teams will now need to watch out for a very strong Bruins team. Coach Kelly took some time to mold the football team, but UCLA has had problems getting a good football coach for quite some time. How long will it be before UCLA can get a better football coach? We might have a series of bad football seasons upcoming (I hope not).

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I anticipate the dumpster fire of a football program to continue burning robustly, regardless of whether Chip Alford stays at, or runs away from, UCLA next season. A new chancellor hasn't been hired yet, and the Bruins still have Martin Guerrero running the athletic department and contributing to the dumpster fire by stubbornly holding onto the current head coach while covering empty seats at the Rose Bowl with tarps. Meanwhile, D'Anton Lynn and a few others on the coaching staff have already departed for jobs elsewhere. Potential recruits/transfers and some Bruin players have also decided to avoid the dumpster fire and play elsewhere. The UCLA football program is so deeply mired in mediocrity and clueless apathy that no amount of "hopium" can turn things around. And are there other schools besides UCLA with a head coach earning over $6M/year who desperately wants to leave for a much lower-paying job as a lowly OC elsewhere? What a joke...

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I actually listened on the radio! I'll be so happy when the PAC12 network is finished!

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I won’t believe Chip Kelly is gone until I see it. My hopes were so high last week only to be dashed. Can’t handle that disappointment again if he stays.

As for the basketball team, it’s great that they’re able to win on the road with offense. Cronin won’t like them giving up 74 points but you take any road win you can. On to Cal, who looked dangerous with Jaylon Tyson and Fardaws Aimaq, possibly the best big man in the conference.

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Kelly gone? Really? Cool!!!

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Feb 8·edited Feb 8

Further to Kelly, I have never been a Chipster fan but with all his "faults", I never felt he was so selfish as to knowingly hurt our program, even with his lazy refusal to put in effort for recruiting which directly led to poor performance. After reading the recent articles on UCLA Wire, I have changed my opinion. The Wilhite fiasco along with the players and coaches deserting the sinking ship was the final straw. Chip had to know, or should have known, that his running around the last couple weeks like a prostitute, for every OC opening (NFL or college), was the final dagger in our program regardless the outcome. Assuming he does leave (my fervent prayer) he has damaged our program in so many ways, and if he fails to get another position, how the Hell is he going to effectively lead a team which knows he does not want to be coaching here? As bad as the Athletic department is and all the surrounding issues, it is hard for me to believe that they could select a replacement coach who cares less than the Chipster about his job performance and the success of his team. I really do not want to see Kelly's face with a UCLA hat on his head ever again!!

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I've never been happier to see the word "travels" in a basketball article!

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Buckle up... O'Brien, the Ohio State OC for about a month 🤣 is leaving Ohio State and becoming the HC at Boston College. If Chipster is not hired by the Seahawks, looks like he will be the new Ohio State OC as reported by the Silver Bulletin on X.

Jarmond Jelly 2.0 has the opportunity of a lifetime. To completely change the trajectory of UCLA Football with a high character respected Coach who loves and embraces our school and is dedicated to healing and restoring our program. Jelly will now have an extra $1.5 mil, no buyout and a wide open field to find a hidden gem.

🙏💙💛🙏💙💛🙏💙💛

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He’s gone!!!!

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Been waiting forever to post this:

SO LONG, CHIEF!!!

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