Donahue was a class guy. Actually, my favorite UCLA coach. Probably my favorite non-Trojan coach in college football. Competitive yet very gracious. Great member of the Newport Beach community, as well. Everyone liked TD down here. Funny, Haden dropped into Wilma's Diner on Balboa Island a few years ago and everyone ignored him. Pretty amazing that a Bruin was more liked and respected in Trojan Country than Pat.
Thanks for the classy comments. Ask the USC fans on this board how they feel about Haden and you won't be amazed that everyone ignored Haden and liked and respected Donahue more than Haden.
I knew some of the slapdicks on this board would use this opportunity to shit on Donahue. Of course, as always, that speaks volumes about them and nothing about Donahue.
Terry was not a great coach, but he was a good coach, a great Bruin, and an excellent ambassador for UCLA and the conference. He will be missed. R.I.P., Terry.
@tempomacdougall He'd been there forever, probably needed some distance. He probably should've moved on by 1990 or so. And he continued to remain a good ambassador for UCLA and did serve as a consultant for many years. Even Chip Kelly paid tribute to how helpful Donahue was when Kelly was hired.
No, sorry, his ceiling as a football coach may have been limited, but no one can question his dedication to UCLA.
Crunchy Pussy, your parents wasted good money sending you to that shit hole in the ghetto.
It's still the Green Board, waldo. Just slightly neutered. I wouldn't take it personally. Donahue was a good coach and represented the conference well. He had em rolling in the early/ mid 80's. The '82 game still stings as SC's two point conversion to win at the end of the game failed. JROB went for the win - to his credit. That ucla team definitely had more talent on the field. At least on offense. Great kickers then, Lee for ucla and Jordan for SC. I think it was the first year for the bruins at the rose bowl but don't quote me. I don't remember much other than friggin' Scott Tinsley with the crazy comeback only to be denied. ucla's defense was damn good that year.
There must be two of them by now, but they are too busy being serviced by a long line of bruins to respond.
Terry was great taking the Pac10 title from USC so many times... Gaston Green baby... eric ball... Terry Tore up the Trojans in the 80s and 90s... Terry was 10-5 from 1980 to 1995 when he retired. 10-5 ain't too shabby for a fag school... how does a prviate school with all that money let fags beat them so often?
did i offend all the trojan fags or something? sorry in advance you gapper kuntz
@art_vandele I'm glad at least one of the posters here bought their style from the old board with em. Too bad John didn't follow you here as well. Guess he's not as tech savvy.
"lmao" as the kids say
One of my all-time favorite non-Oregon coaches. There was a very relatable, likable presence that he exuded around him. Not your typical tough-guy coach, more like a Marv Levy type. Great coach and great guy!! Very sad. He will be missed.
I Remember JROB at the MQB luncheon talking about the annual steak dinner bet they made on the big game. They seemed to genuinely like and respect one another. With their legacies on the line they were decent & classy competitors. Pretty cool way to do it.
can’t believe JROB outlived him.....
jrob and Donahue were 5-5 in their matchups. Even up on steak dinners.
And he so loved UCLA that he left at the first good chance and never returned in spite of many requests. He privately disdained UCLA and its cheap-knockoff counterfeit averageness.
Crunchy Pussy, are you trying to challenge SquatstoPee for the title of Board Retard?
Rot in Hell public school shitbag!
Go suck off a priest you Jesuit private school faggot.
it's not his fault he was "elected" to the college football hall of fame, but by accepting it he alone ruined the entire institution forever. that's his legacy.
doubt he joins wormfood wooden in hell who never took any responsibility for his CRIMES. sc
@San Clemente Loving your sadness and bitterness!
RIP to a fellow Notre Dame High alum. His father was a very well respected doctor in Los Angeles. Good family