Found November 20, 2012 on
The Sports Rocker:
Jeff Tedford could probably have seen this day coming miles away. Reports coming from the U of California indicate that Tedford is being dismissed. If there was ever a coach that could see his own firing coming, I would hope it was Tedford.Think about the PAC12 for a minute. As much pub as the SEC gets as being dominant, the PAC12 has become nothing to sneeze at. Oregon is a perennial top 10 program. USC is was good. You can read about the ineptitude of Lake Kiffin anywhere. Former NFL coach Jim Mora is quickly rebuilding UCLA into a program that is already competing for a conference championship. And Stanford has become a conference contender as well.And where has California been?The Bears haven't finished with a .500 conference record or better since 2009. And every year, they slid just a bit more.Conference record in parantheses:2008: 9-4 (6-3)2009: 8-5 (5-4)2010: 5-7 (3-6)2011: 7-6 (4-5)2012: 3-9 (2-7) With the rise of other teams in the conference, Tedford simply wasn't able to keep up, and Oregon is now taking some of California's best football talent.Don't feel sorry for him though. He's still owed $6.9 million for the remaining three years on his contract. He'll be fine. And I'd put money on him getting a NFL quarterbacks coaching gig somewhere.
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Jim Mora was being coy. He admitted such as he walked out of the Rose Bowl last Saturday night.
He was just a couple of hours removed from winning the first crosstown rivalry game he'd been a part of as UCLA's head coach.
He spent the week prior downplaying his team's matchup with USC and what it meant to be playing the crosstown rivals with the Pac-12 South Division...
Coach Jim Mora talked about USC, facing Stanford this weekend, how the Bruins match up against their offense, Brett Hundley, and more...
In a move that surprised next to no in college football, Cal announced on Tuesday morning that they’d fired head football coach Jeff Tedford. The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Tedford leaves the school with a unique resume as both Cal’s all-time winningest coach with 82 wins, but also missed in his final few seasons. Cal finished the 2012 regular...
There was another verbal dust-up involving UCLA Coach Jim Mora and USC that hit the airwaves Tuesday, though Mora claims it was the product of selective editing.
Mora, a guest on "The Dan Patrick Show," was asked about USC, and said, I dont give a rats behind about USC.
Mora said that was only half the comment.
What I said, without editing, is I dont give a rat's...
UCLA coach Jim Mora doesn't care who the Bruins face in next week's Pac-12 championship game.
Stanford is looking to join them, and play host.
The No. 11 Cardinal will try to set up a rematch with 15th-ranked UCLA by extending their winning streak in the series to four games Saturday.
The Bruins (9-2, 5-2) are headed back to the conference title game after beating then...
No. 8 Stanford at No. 17 UCLA
Saturday, 6:30 PM, FOX
Line: Stanford -2
UCLA, in the first season under Jim L. Mora, have defended their Pac-12 South title. Unlike last season's team that was coached by the now fired Rick Neuheisel, this team has earned their way into the game and have a chance to host the game this season. UCLA beat archrival USC last week to...
Stanford did a few impossible things last weekend: They stopped Oregon’s offense. They won at Autzen Stadium. They won at Autzen Stadium WITH A FRESHMAN QB MAKING HIS FIRST ROAD START. Shocking result, but of course very welcome around these Purple parts. (Note: Purple parts.)
UCLA beat USC for the first time since 2006, confirming Jim Mora as a bona fide savior in Westwood...