Chris Dufresne on UCLA coaching candidates and the SEC [Video]
The Times' Chris Dufresne discusses letters from college football fans with Cinesport's Noah Coslov.
Some fans have their own suggestions for the UCLA vacancy, such as Mike Sherman and Steve Sarkisian. Dufresne tackled the subject in his column for Saturday's paper:
If UCLA tried to hire Mike Sherman, recently fired by Texas A&M, Bruins' Athletic Director Dan Guerrero would have to make the announcement in a Sherman tank. ...
Sarkisian ... [is] in a solid position at Washington. You can win big there, the alumni base is fanatical and the school is remodeling Husky Stadium.
Another reader tells Dufresne to "go into your room and cry" over the likely rematch between LSU and Alabama in the BCS championship game. Dufresne writes in his column:
OK. I'll cry in my fancy hotel room when the company sends me down to New Orleans to cover the game. But first, I'm going to get a cup of coffee and beignet at Cafe du Monde and then walk along the Mississippi River at sunset. ...
The difference between 'Bama fans and me is I'm going to the game no matter who is in it.
-- Chuck Schilken