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Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Posted on: February 7, 2011 1:55 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week UCLA hired Rocky Seto to be its new defensive coordinator. Seto, who used to be an assistant at USC under Pete Carroll, was pretty excited about the new job. In fact, he was so excited about it, that he even announced that he'd gotten the job on his Facebook page so all of his friends could click "Like" and leave comments saying "Congrats! xoxo"

Well, UCLA did not click like. In fact, if there had been a button that said "Fire," they'd have clicked that. Since there isn't a "Fire" button, the Bruins did the only other thing they could do. They just fired Seto.

Yes, it seems that UCLA took umbrage to Seto announcing that he was the school's new defensive coordinator on Facebook, as I guess UCLA still considers itself a MySpace stalwart. Apparently this caused a lot of fan backlash amongst the faithful who had been hoping that Randy Shannon or somebody else would get the job over the inexperienced Seto.

Whatever the case, let this be a lesson to the rest of you. Facebook is to be used for nothing more than posting party pictures, pictures of your children, and helping you remember all of your friend's birthdays. That's it. If you have to play that farm game, fine, but there are a lot better games out there that you could be wasting your time with.
Comments

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 2:18 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

"Good Lord ArkFusion, it's 2011.  As a 110% straigt man who is 6-2, benches 280#, works my aasssee off, I like to reward myself every now and then. " ~ Nor-Cal Scott......

"Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A .
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A. "



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:14 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

How retarded. UCLA and Rick N = FAIL



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Wow, what a circus down there. Neuhiesl is king of the idiots.  UCLA has everything to be a top twenty program, and they just cannot get it right.  I would say the issues probably start at the top.  What a joke.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Either UCLA hired a guy they were so lukewarm about that the slightest offense was enough to change their mind, or the guy they hired did something worse than is currently being reported and actually deserved to have the offer rescinded, or UCLA is making a mountain out of a molehill and overreacting.  Regardless of how or why, UCLA looks bad. 



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Even if it is as BSteve says, I still do not see the justification for firing him uless there is substantially more to the story.  All indications are that he was, in fact, offered the job.  Telling people that he was hired when he was offered the position is a matter of semantics.  If UCLA wants him to be more discrete, call him in, tell him that they expect him to be more private as it relates to the program going forward, and carry on.  Point being, his mistake a most warranted a discussion, not having the offer rescinded.



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

The only one UCLA should fire is Neuweasel...Facebook? Twitter? MySpace? Who cares, just hire someone to fill in for the backstabber when he finally gets the axe!!! 



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Amen.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Note to UCLA Morons:  Join the year 2011.  Have you seen The Social Network?  Everyone uses it.  The people that run it are rich.  The guy was excited and wanted to share the good news.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

dude you're really not helping your case.........



Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

WOW!!!  UCLA is sure being defensive about Seto's actions, whatever they were.  Instead, they should be more defensive on the football field.


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