Did Facebook Post Cost Seto A Job At UCLA?
(CBSSPORTS.COM/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.