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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: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2011 7:06 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Mr. ArkFusion, as a 5th generation Californian I take excpetion to your comment.  I've had a few pedi's before I go on vacation where I'm going to be poolside.  I've also had many couples massages with my wife, and tons of solo deep tissue massages.  I guess my question is, are you a homophobe?

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.  I suggest you grow up, get out of your Arkie Hillbilly ways, and enjoy the finer things in life... like a pedi.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

 - that was my initial though, that he announced it before UCLA did. That is absolutely a fireable offense. I don't know if that's what happened, but it makes sense.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Super. This gives me a chance to rant about Facebook. And Twitter. And social networking in general. I'm in my early thirties and live in downtown Chicago, so it's not like I'm not some stuborn old man that lives in the woods and hates hippies. I love and embrace technology. I just happen to think that announcing every move you make and every emotion you feel for all the world to read is the filthy height of self-indulgence. And don't even get me going on the brainless sheep that need to know where Ashton ate lunch or what Shaq is watching on TV. See, there are two types of people now in the social networking world: those that do and those that read about what other people do. I'm the former. **** Facebook and Twitter.



Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

This is EXTREMELY INACCURATE.

Here is what ACTUALLY happened:

Seto interviewed for the job...and was tentatively offered...not final...
Seto jumped the gun and announced it...NOT on Facebook, but to the USC Daily Trojan!!!
EXTREMELY STUPID...

There was no final offer, no contract submitted, nothing in writing...

...and this guy went blabbing about it to his friends at his prospective employer's arch-rival...

UCLA caught wind of it and thought..."Can this guy be trusted to keep his mouth shut when it comes to things like game planning"?

End of story...
Seto cost himself a job... 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

There has got to be a lot more to this story, if not, Mr. Seto is going to be a very rich man as there is no justifiable basis for termination and he will sue, and win, accordingly.  The incredibly jaded employment laws in California will go hog wild over this one.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Pedicures are okay for men in California. 



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

great one, Gabbo Del Sol.
how about poke, what the shat is that, maybee he poked someone at the school



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

It was the profile pic of him getting a pedicure that did him in, some things go unsaid.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

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Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

There HAS to be another reason for this guy getting fired.
Could it be he worked for "Pete the Poodle" and UCLA didn't want Poodle's droppings being transplanted across town?  Somebody with the University, not the athletic department,  said UCLA doesn't want a remote association to U$C's cheating ways.  




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