Found September 17, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
PLAYERS: Myles JackJim Mora
TEAMS: UCLA Bruins
Long before Jim Mora became a college football coach, he wanted to recruit Myles Jack. Mora first met Jack in Seattle when his son Ryder was playing youth football with Jack's younger brother Jahlen. Mora knew he had a player on his hands. "I remember when they showed up from Georgia and Myles showed up to practice up at this place called Wilburton, he had on his shower shoes, white sock, gray sweats, t-shirt," Mora said. "I said, 'How old is that kid?' And they said he was only like 12 and he was already just jacked up." Fast-forward six years, and Jack is playing both inside and outside linebacker for Mora's Bruins. They're also throwing around the idea of letting Jack run the ball, as he was primarily a running back in high school. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Jack is exactly the type of versatile player that any coach would want on the team, so it's no surprise that Mora coveted Jack for years. But what he didn't know six years a...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Bruins look to avoid 'hangover' vs. lowly NM State

This week's test might be the complete opposite scenario from the one UCLA faced last week. After a dominating 41-21 victory on the road against Nebraska, the Bruins moved up to No. 13 in the polls, the highest ranking since November of 2007. But instead of facing a historical powerhouse in front of front of nearly 100,000 people, UCLA (2-0) will face a team that has not made...

UCLA continues efforts to honor WR Nick Pasquale

UCLA will continue its efforts to honor receiver Nick Pasquale and help his family this week. Pasquale died last week when struck by a car. His jersey No. 36 will be on the Rose Bowl turf the remainder of the season. There will be 20,000 Pasquale towels handed out Saturday when the Bruins play New Mexico State and T-shirts will be for sale. The shirts were donated by Adidas and...

VIDEO: Mora Press Conference

Jim Mora broke down what happened on the fake punt for UCLA, how he feels about having just three penalties against Nebraska, and the play of the freshmen...

UCLA's Goodman explains tweet regarding playing time

UCLA freshman safety Tahaan Goodman is learning the lesson that all freshmen not named Johnny Manziel typically learn when they hit the college level: He's not the best player on the field anymore. Goodman, an prep All-American out of Rancho Cucamonga High, was used to being one of the fastest, most physical and most skilled players each time he took the field. But that was...

No. 13 UCLA has Pasquale in mind moving forward

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer The UCLA Bruins have emerged from an emotional week after receiver Nick Pasquale's death, and they're determined to make the remaining weeks of their season count. Just one day after the 13th-ranked Bruins scored 38 straight points in a remarkable win at Nebraska, they all attended a memorial...

Bruins look to avoid 'hangover' vs. winless New Mexico State

LOS ANGELES -- This week's test might be the complete opposite scenario from the one UCLA faced last week. After a dominating 41-21 victory on the road against Nebraska, the Bruins moved up to No. 13 in the polls, the highest ranking since November, 2007. But instead of facing a historical powerhouse in front of front of nearly 100,000 people, UCLA (2-0) will face a team that...

UCLA’s Shaq Evans on USC Struggles: ‘It’s awesome, I’m loving it’

There is definitely no love lost in the UCLA-USC rivalry. Yesterday while doing an interview on ESPN UCLA WR Shaq Evans brought the heat in his comments about USC and how they have struggled recently: “They’re struggling, it’s just awesome to see that,” Evans said in quotes provided by Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News. “I hate them, so I’m just loving it. I’ve...

Pac-12 Hangover - Week 3

As the non-conference games wind to an end, much of the Pac-12 put their own, as well as the conference’s reputation on the line last weekend, butting heads with the ACC, Big-10, SEC, and … well … a couple representatives from leagues that shall remain nameless.  That’s right, while Oregon was playing Tennessee, Cal was playing Ohio State, and ASU was hosting last year...
Bruins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.