Found September 26, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Jim Mora joined crosstown rival Lane Kiffin as the latest LA college football coach to have an issue with the media. Only this situation was slightly different.
Mora kicked the media, and UCLA’s sports information department staff, out of practice Wednesday — just for the day — because of a security breach that he felt jeopardized the team’s privacy. He blamed the issues on the “incompetence” of his staff.
“We had some issues with our SID department,” Mora said after practice.
He was sure to clarify that the ban was just for the day and not permanent.
“Our practices are open. Our practices will be open tomorrow,” Mora said. “Today’s practice was closed because we didn’t have proper security. I’m not going to jeopardize what we’re doing as a football team because of the incompetence of some people.”
Bruins Nation explains that Mora was upset that “two camera crews set up in a restricted area next to [the practice field], and Mora subsequently told the camera crews to leave,
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UCLA football coach Jim Mora threw the media out of practice Wednesday morning over television camera crews wandering into restricted areas.
The incident was believed to have occurred just as practice was starting. The Los Angeles Times, per a new policy, does not attend practices at UCLA and USC. People present said that camera crews were setting up on the field, which apparently...
Jim Mora is the latest Pac-12 head coach to make enemies within the media. Mora locked reporters, UCLA's sports information department and even some players out of practice after television crews set up equipment in restricted areas on Wednesday. The UCLA head coach had harsh words for his sports information department, blaming them for the incident. "I'm not going to...
Oh, J.L Mora, the Sports Media loves you so....
You again make headlines, at least in Los Angeles and for sure the blogosphere for doing strange and whiny things.
This time it's for tossing the media out from UCLA's practice Wednesday morning. The offenders, TV Crews allegedly walking around in "Restricted" areas.
Oh, he threw out the...
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Those wondering if Oregon State is the real thing need look no further than to the coaches who have lost to the No. 18 Beavers this season, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema and UCLA's Jim Mora.
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They all have praise for Oregon State, which won just three games all of last year...
It was just last week that we saw Lane Kiffin get a little upset with the media after a practice when he was asked about an injury, now his cross-town counterpart UCLA coach Jim Mora, has done the same thing.
According to Bruins Nation, Mora kicked the media out of practice after he saw that there were cameras set up in a restricted area.
Mora went on to blame the Sports Information...
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