I really feel for Roquan Smith, regardless of where he chooses to go in the end. But I hope he takes the delay that occurred yesterday after he made his announcement to attend UCLA and then learned that his primary recruiter and position coach was strongly rumored to be leaving for the NFL as an opportunity to take a deep breath, reset and do what’s best for himself.
One thing he needs to factor into the equation is the strong likelihood that Jim Mora is a weasel.
Quinn and Ulbrich coached together in Seattle before Ulbrich was hired by UCLA head coach Jim Mora to be the linebackers and special teams coach in 2012. He was elevated to defensive coordinator in 2014.
Smith was unaware of the news, but Georgia’s coaching staff made certain that news got to Macon County as fast as possible. Speculation behind the scenes in the media is that at least one media outlet was aware Ulbrich was going to leave UCLA as long as three weeks ago, but sat on the story until after Signing Day.
“It was common knowledge,” said one reporter. “They just agreed not to report it until after signing day.”
All’s fair in love and war, I suppose. At least until you get caught.