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#pounditTuesday, September 22, 2020

UCLA QB says he did not see dad’s critical Chip Kelly tweets

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UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has one way to avoid discussing the uncomfortable topic of his father’s critical tweets, and that is to say he didn’t even see them.

The father of the Bruin freshman recently posted a series of critical tweets about head coach Chip Kelly, calling him a “fluke” and essentially blaming him and his playcalls for his son’s shaky performances under center. Kelly has more or less shrugged them off, but Thompson-Robinson told reporters after Friday night’s loss that he had never seen the tweets to begin with.

Perhaps Thompson-Robinson is being truthful here, but given that his father’s tweets have been a fairly big story, it’s somewhat hard to believe the quarterback wasn’t at least aware of them. Either way, it’s another distracting sideplot in an 0-4 season that is quickly going south.

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