We Want Walker

DeWayne Walker for UCLA head coach.

A Note on Comments

As long as your comment is not inflammatory in anyway, we promise not to silence any voices or any opinions, no matter how contrary the view to the authors of this site.

We believe in the open exchange of ideas, as Evelyn Beatrice Hall  said:

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

We went to UCLA. Not Bob Jones University.

We do, however, require that you make such commentaries in good taste.

Thanks,

The WWW team

11 Responses to “A Note on Comments”

  1. Please Kill Yourselves said

    I don’t see my comment? What happened to your open exchange of ideas? Voiltaire was a big quote for an online degree.. Can’t wait for the new coach to fire you DW. Maybe you can land at Duke with your Coach Dorell, then we can see what well coached teams will do to you week in and week out when you don’t have massive talent advantages.

  2. wewantwalker said

    I apologize. I like sleeping.

  3. Jeff said

    Sorry, I don’t want to be rude, but I think it’s “Voltaire,” “Valtaire,” or “François-Marie Arouet.” Wouldn’t want UCLA graduates to be getting this famous satirist’s name wrong.

    Also, the quote is misattributed. He didn’t say it, but another author did:

    “He is incorrectly credited with the quote ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ These were not his words but instead were written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall (under the pseudonym S. G. Tallentyre), in her 1906 biographical book The Friends of Voltaire.”

    Plagiarism and misattribution are usually bad things when quoting, so please be careful.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire for more information.

    Best,
    Jeff

    PS: You could probably just say we believe in the American ideal of free speech, as guaranteed by the First Amendment (in most situations):

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

    Have a great day.

  4. wewantwalker said

    Yeah i just copied the quote from a friend’s facebook profile, actually. lol.

    While I do think plagiarism is a bad thing, also realize that both people we’re referencing are dead. I’m sure I didn’t hurt their feelings.

    Anyway, thanks for the heads up.

  5. mikeri said

    It’s “were”, not “we’re”. Hmmm…are you sure you went to UCLA?

  6. mikeri said

    never mind–it is we’re. My bad

  7. An opposing view said

    I appreciate the chance to comment on your web site. While I think it would make far more sense to hire someone with experience as a head coach, I respect your diligence. What I don’t respect — and, frankly, find astonishing — is your remark that “if Neiheisel is chosen, I think you’re also guaranteed to have Walker stay on as well. Or, at least, It will be up to Walker whether he wants to stay on and not up to Neuheisel.” What is astonishing is that you say that with a note of approval. Do you really think any organization (football team, scout troop or corporation) can function if the person in charge can’t decide whom he or she wants as an assistant? It seems to me that’s a prescription for chaos. If the assistant decides he or she doesn’t want to follow the orders/guidelines of the person in charge, he or she can defy those orders as long as the assistant doesn’t have to answer to the boss. Support Walker if he’s your man, but don’t support an assistant’s right to a job regardless of what the boss thinks. Thanks.

  8. wewantwalker said

    I want to leave a more extensive reply, but I have to eat right now so I’ll sum up my response and expand on it later.

    Yes, you’re absolutely right that coaches deserve free reign in hiring their staff.

    I would qualify that only in certain extenuating circumstances. RN record as a head coach (Slick Rick shouldn’t be a nickname for any UCLA head coach) has some pretty notable issues in Washington and Colorado. Yes, he was cleared in the Udub case, but he still lied.

    He should be on a tight leash. I’ll expand later.

  9. An opposing view said

    I’ll look forward to your reply, but regardless of your feelings about Neuheisel, he deserves a chance to choose his own assistants if he’s hired. If you think he should be reined in, it’s reasonable to urge someone else for the job (as you have). It’s not reasonable to suggest a note of approval for the idea of Walker deciding whether he stays, rather than Neuheisel making that decision. (And, yes, it’s an assumption on my part that you suggested approval, but your choice of words carried a clear implication, in my opinion.) Neuheisel clearly has made mistakes, but I believe he understands what’s now expected and deserves a second chance. With Peterson seemingly unavailable, Neuheisel (along with Jones and Chow) offers the greatest understanding of how to build an effective offense, a crucial need for UCLA as you yourself noted in taking into account how often the defense was on the field. I also believe he can recruit effectively and be a commanding presence on the sideline. Finally, there’s that experience thing; I think it counts and counts significantly. Thanks for listening.

  10. Peter said

    That’s pretty much what you can do at BN. If you’re insulting, you get banned. If not, you have about 50 people pointing out the holes in your ideas.

  11. Bruin Buddy said

    My comments bold throughout.

    Please stop with the kudos about how well the team played against BYU. They were awful. They were out of conditioned, undisciplined and uncontrollable. The coaching staff was unprepared for contingencies, over confident lacked any viable game plan at all. I think that argument is completely without Merit. Our defense held their offense to 0 points in the second half. Our O-line had its best game of the year as did Markey. The gameplan was simple, but that doesn’t mean it was bad (and if it weren’t for a fingertip, a successful one). Norvell wasn’t Walker’s choice for coordinator.

    The name of the site is wewantwalker.com not wewantnorvell.com

    BYU is a Mountain West team and UCLA a PAC-10 team, that means thei talent base is usually a notch below. Under Dorrell, the talent level has been more similar than you might imagine. Max Hall and Austin Collie are ridiculous.

    Coach Norvell couldn’t see a hole if he fell in one.Who hired Norvell? Do you expect Walker to can Norvell and bust out Norm Chow in 3 weeks? Come on now. This site is about Walker’s ability, not Norvell’s.( Remember San Diego State which has a near pathetic team scored 28 points against BYU a month ago. Having a thrid string QB to work with is no excuse since there was plenty of time to prepare him for the game and that contingency needed to be provided for.That QB was a walk-on. so what about Rashaan? If you read BRO, Tracy Pierson will tell you that there was a reason Bethel-Thompson beat out Osaar Rashaan for the 3rd string spot in spring. And who recruited thompson? and rashaan? Not Walker…so regardless how you feel about them, you can’t pin this on Walker. Past Bruin teams have won bigger games with back-up OB’s (Dow & Barnes). Norvell You mean the guy who Walker didn’t hire right? K. Just making sure 😛 blew so many games at Nebraska with bad calls, it was liked he just kept on reaching into a hat and was drawing numbers to come up with something. A random number generator would do better.

    Claiming a moral victory that night is pathetic. With all due respect, moral victories are not always pathetic. Watch Braveheart again. A loss is a loss. Walker is a nice man, but not a head coach, yet. Maybe someday, but not now. I disagree with you, but you may be right. Thanks for the comments, but I want to reemphasize that this is not DeWayne Walker’s offense.

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