Found September 26, 2012 on
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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 Sports Information Department too, whom he blamed for the whole incident.
The notoriously high-strung and parnoid Mora, had the gate to the practice field locked according to the Los Angeles Times, which was all well and good, except three players who arrived late and had to wait for someone to let them in.
Read the Times story RIGHT HERE
You'll recall, Mora made some headlines a couple of weeks ago for not telling a prized, early recruit from Georgia that his scholarship was being pulled. That recruit, Eddie Prinz had to find out through his father, who tracked down an assistant via telephone.
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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 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...
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...
UCLA outside linebacker Jordan Zumwalt was involved in an accident while riding his scooter
on Sunday, according to a person close to the situation who was not authorized to speak on the matter.
Zumwalt was on his way back to his apartment when he was hit by a car in Westwood. He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was released that evening.
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.
Oh, and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez - who'll face the Beavers next - has a few things to say, too.
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...
We have the most recent information on the talented 2012 prospect Jeremy Castro, who signed a NLI last February to attend UCLA this fall, in his quest to become eligible for UCLA...