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Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Posted on: February 7, 2011 1:55 pm
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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.
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Comments

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

yeah bro. There is a HUGE difference between articles in regards to ESPN and Sportsline. That's for sure! Looks like a total slam on UCLA, or their coach on this page.



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Tom fornelli is a bad journalist. Im gonna go tweet that and see what happens!



Since: Feb 7, 2011
Posted on: February 8, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

AGAIN...The story is just WRONG...

It makes for an amusing little article...and the writer is apparently intent on discrediting UCLA...However:

1)  Rocky Seto was NEVER HIRED by UCLA...so he can't be "fired"...
2)  Seto did not just post something on Facebook....He "announced" it to various sources at USC...his alma mater and UCLA's arch rival...

The man "jumped the gun" on claiming to have the job...
No one at UCLA ever acknowledged even hiring him...

He was "close" to getting hired...he interviewed and was on the verge of a formal offer...but, he, himself, screwed it up...not on Facebook...but by going to various people at USC with the "news"...

STUPID...



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

If this ESPN article is correct -- this sportsline blog post is very, very poor journalism:




Normally I like Sportsline more, but this blog post is devoid of the details in the ESPN article, and clearly contradicts one another.



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

If that's why he's fired I would imagine they weren't that sold on his coaching ability to begin with.  I simply don't understand people's needing to put every part of their life on the computer for everyone to see....shouldn't get fired for it....but I don't get it.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 11:07 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Guess he should have tweeted instead eh? lol



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 9:50 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

This is just another example of how dysfunctional UCLA Football, under Rich Neuheisel, and their A.D, Guerrero, have become.  UCLA Football is a three ring circus, complete with the clowns.  They had the worst recruiting class of any Pac 12 school.  They won a whopping 4 games last year.  Now they go through this fiasco and fire a perfectly capable coach for announcing his job on Twitter.   To say that UCLA Football has "faithful" followers is like saying that it may snow in the Sahara Desert.  I guess Guerrero is more concerned with the fate of his ladies Softball team than he is about his joke of a Football team. 



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 9:47 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

A grown man on facebook?? Thats sad!!!!



Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 9:27 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

What's this guy doing on facebook?  Isn't that a website for little girls and f a g g o t s?




Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 8, 2011 4:37 am
 

Seto out as UCLA defensive coordinator

Seriously time for UCLA to find a new Head Coach.


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