UCLA quarterback's father criticizes Chip Kelly on Twitter after 0-3 start to the season
Dorian Thompson-Robinson's father alleges a bad coaching job by Kelly
UCLA is off to an 0-3 start, and no one is particularly happy about it. After Saturday's loss to Fresno State, the father of freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson took to Twitter to criticize coach Chip Kelly.
Michael Robinson (@DoriansDAD on Twitter) said the Bruins' lack of success is "all about the coaching, lousy coaching and play calling, coaching that is so bad it demands closed practice," adding that he thinks Kelly is a "million dollar coach who bares no responsibility."
Thompson-Robinson was one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 recruiting class, and he's been thrust into the starting job after Wilton Speight suffered an injury in the season opener against Cincinnati. He's got two touchdowns and two interceptions through three games, including this pick on a fourth and 26 that led Thompson-Robinson to continue his rant.
Kelly acknowledged the comments during the Pac-12 coaches teleconference on Tuesday.
"Everybody is entitled to their opinion, and that's the best thing about sports," Kelly said. "When you win, people say good things. When you don't win, people don't say good things. That's life, ya know? We all have to play better here. On the offensive side of the ball, we didn't do very well on Saturday. We gotta call better plays and execute better. We're all in this together."
Kelly went on to praise Thompson-Robinson's work ethic.
"I love Dorian," he said. "Dorian's awesome to coach. If he makes a mistakes, it's a one-time mistake, I've said that about 100 times about him so far. He's an awesome kid to coach -- I really enjoy coaching him."
UCLA is off this week and travels to Colorado on Friday, Sept. 28.
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