Found November 27, 2012 on
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Rarely does a football team have to face an opponent two weeks in a row, but with UCLA and Stanford squaring off in this Fridays Pac-12 Championship game, some intricate planning is now required.
No. 16 UCLA absorbed a 35-17 loss to the Cardinal last Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl. The good news: the Bruins have now seen the eighth-ranked Cardinals jumbo option package on offense. They have taken the hard hits from a defense that limited the Pac-12s second-best rushing attack to just 73 rushing yards.
The bad news: The Cardinals has seen what UCLA has to offer as well.
It think that any advantages you have by playing a team the second time around, theyre kind of wiped out by the fact that they have the same advantage, said UCLA head coach Jim Mora. So once again, it just comes down to executing.
It was the execution that fell short against Stanford. Dropped passes, costly penalties and sloppy mistakes left the Bruins playing nearly the entire game behind the chains and behi...
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On Saturday, Jim Mora faced a tough opponent in Stanford, and an even more aggressive one in L.A. Times reporter T.J. Simers.
Simers simply wouldn’t leave Mora alone during the UCLA coach’s post-game press conference after losing to Stanford. Simers went out of his way to badger, poke, prod and incite Mora while the rest of the room was doing their job in trying to get answers...
UCLA Head coach Jim Mora Jr. is not scared of L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers. Mora had his team’s effort questioned by Simers on Saturday, specifically if the team was tanking to set up a rematch with Stanford the following week in the Pac12 title game.
The Cardinal are presumed to be an easier matchup than Oregon, and a UCLA win would have brought on the Ducks. Although this...
By now, we're all aware that TJ Simers is one of those columnists that has an idea for a story surrounding a game before the game is even played. With regards to Saturday's UCLA-Stanford game before this weekend's rematch in the Pac-12 Championship Game, Simers' story was that Mora pulled back the reigns after the first quarter and essentially played to lose the game...
The near bug-eyed look from UCLA Coach Jim Mora said a lot.
The simple question was whether Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley should have run the ball more in a 35-17 loss to Stanford. The answer was a brief stare, a smile and a one-word answer, "Yes."
Hundley's quick feet are an element of the UCLA offense that probably will be used in the rematch with the Cardinal...