Dorion Thompson-Robinson will have some explaining to do, after his dad, Michael, blasted his UCLA head coach Chip Kelly on Twitter.

Michael, the father of Thomas Robinson, currently a true freshman, starting QB for UCLA, posted a handful of negative tweets directed towards Kelly. Robinson called the first-year UCLA coach “a million dollar coach who bears no responsibility,” and called his success coaching at Oregon “a fluke.”

Thomspon-Robinson hasn’t exactly shined for UCLA through two, and a half starts after taking over for injured senior Wilton Speight, posting a 54.7 completion percentage along with two touchdowns, two interceptions, and 522 passing yards. Kelly’s Bruins have struggled, scoring just 52 points in three straight losses to open up his tenure with the team.

Has a sports dad ever called out a coach on Twitter leading to positive change? Probably not. I can’t imagine Kelly is too impressed.

Even if there’s a small modicum of truth to Robinson’s criticisms, he’s not doing his son any favors by publicly calling out Kelly. Instead, he’s putting more pressure on his son. Plus, Kelly was revolutionary in Oregon. Call out his struggles in the NFL all you want, but there’s a reason he became such a coveted coaching hire just a few years ago.

Robinson should keep his criticisms in-house. Otherwise, he’s just causing more bumps for an already rocky start in UCLA.


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