Letters to Sports: Chip Kelly guilty for UCLA’s loss to USC

Lincoln Riley took lower than a season to do what Chip Kelly hasn’t carried out in 5.

“D-T-R” has been lauded repeatedly by the fawning sports activities wags for besting profession information at UCLA in 5 years, a number of of which information (Keep in mind Brett Hundley?) have been set in as few as three.

A protection with no coordinator for a month goes to play the best way UCLA’s has for many of this yr. Since [Bill] McGovern’s “illness” they’ve held just one staff beneath 14 factors — the worst offense within the convention (Stanford).

The Huge Ten doesn’t want one other Indiana or Northwestern in its ranks. Letting the Trojans go alone could be the one path UCLA has again to a Jan. 1 recreation in Pasadena, however Kelly has demonstrated he’s not the one who can get them there.

Blaise Jackson


UCLA’s loss to USC was heartbreaking irrespective of who you have been rooting for. With the most effective staff they’re more likely to have for years, they got here inside a area aim of maybe being Pac-12 champions.

Courtesy of Chip Kelly, that area aim got here when he referred to as outing to supposedly ice an already rattled USC kicker who missed a chip shot earlier and whose subsequent kick fell quick. With time to regroup, he was in a position to bang it via for the sport distinction.

Kelly’s contract has over a $12-milion buyout if let go now, but it surely falls to zero after Dec. 15, 2023. Depend on a brand new coach main the Bruins into their new convention in 2024.

Bob Goldstone
Corona Del Mar


With out Chip Kelly’s silly, pointless outing request “to ice” the Trojans kicker (who had already missed two tries) with one second remaining within the first half, the sport could have resulted in a 45-45 tie on the finish of regulation.

Noel Johnson


I’m completely stunned that Invoice Plaschke hasn’t sustained any severe accidents leaping off one bandwagon for one more.

Phillip Trujillo


Right here goes Plaschke once more! A nationwide title might be SC’s? LOL! UCLA’s protection (and SC’s as nicely) isn’t precisely convention or nationwide main so please crumple up and set out with the weekly trash any prospect of SC going to the large recreation.

Mike Aguilar
Costa Mesa


You may’t spell Plaschke with out SC!

Mike Chiaromonte

Chipper temper

Now that UCLA has ended the common season with an amazing win over 4-8 Cal, I’m sure that there’s a professional staff that may die for the possibility to rent Chip Kelly. The Chargers is perhaps an ideal spot for Mr. Protection, the Chipper. Bruins followers all over the place would need Kelly the perfect.

Fred Wallin
Westlake Village


With apologies to Fiddler’s Tevye, it’s no disgrace to be mediocre, however it’s no nice honor both. UCLA AD Martin Jarmond’s accepting an invite to play in a near-empty postseason Rest room Bowl, or no matter it’s referred to as, suffers not solely from deceptive UCLA’s soccer gamers into believing within the participation trophy syndrome however will guarantee their persevering with to be rewarded for mediocrity, whereas additionally seemingly growing his division’s debt as UCLA fails to promote the tickets it should purchase.

Richard Agay
Los Angeles

Elevating white flag

Hey, Rams! Both discover some higher offensive linemen or give Matthew Stafford the remainder of the yr off. You’re gonna get that man killed on the market.

Mike Schaller
Temple Metropolis


Memo to repeat editor: The headline on the Rams’ story leap to Web page 7, “Stafford leaves as Rams sink further,” you dropped the “t.”

Robert Bryant
Huntington Seaside


Might it’s that the Detroit Lions had a greater crystal ball than the Rams concerning the commerce of Stafford for Goff? It positive is trying that manner. Rams 3-7, Lions 4-6 and getting in the precise course.

Russell Morgan

Plaschke help

Invoice Plaschke’s column about Bruce Rollinson’s “retirement” because the long-time head soccer coach at Mater Dei Excessive College is a tragic commentary on the pernicious win-at-all-costs tradition that seems to pervade on the establishment. The virtues of integrity and accountability are apparently trumped there by a winning-is-everything ethos. The sworn testimony of the previous athletic director says all of it.

John Jacobs
Los Angeles


I seldom agree with Invoice Plaschke, however his continued criticism of the administration of Mater Dei for doing little to punish these chargeable for the quite a few hazing incidents and its conceited coach Bruce Rollinson deserve a powerful applause. Good luck to the following soccer coach.

Ralph S. Brax


Like Plaschke, I really feel fairly positive that the retirement of Coach Rollinson was compelled and a part of a picture reclamation undertaking. I’ve nothing however disdain for Rollinson and for Mater Dei after all of the ethical and management failures by each. The institutional failure specifically stands in stark distinction to the core spiritual values they supposedly stand for. It appeared like a easy calculation: Successful is all that counts, with no concern about sustaining an ethical customary or calling abusive habits to account.

Now the coach and the college are defiantly silent about this “retirement” that needs to be primarily about attempting to bury the unsavory conduct of all concerned, if they’ll.

TR Jahns

Reverse it

That positive regarded like an attention-grabbing article about John Madden in Thursday’s paper. It’s actually too unhealthy I used to be 5 pages previous its continuance after I got here to the start of the article. I actually would have favored to learn the remainder of it.

At the least the structure of the sports activities part is leading to my spending much less time studying the paper and following the groups.

John Snyder
Newbury Park

Beverley shills

If the NBA was really curious about punishing the Lakers for Patrick Beverley’s actions, as an alternative of suspending Beverley for 3 video games, the Lakers could be required to play him extra minutes.

Robert Aragon


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