Found September 27, 2012 on
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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 Department at UCLA saying that there were “some issues with the department”. Mora went on to clarify that the media was only kicked out for the day.
“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.”
After the moves by both coaches, the LA Times has decided that they will not attend either school’s practices anymore.
The LA Times entered into a new policy on Tuesday. LA Times’ reporters will no longer attend #UCLA or #USC practices.
— chris foster (@cfosterlatimes) September 26, 2012
I’m sure that after hearing this news both Kiffin and Mora smiled a little. Why wouldn’t they?
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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...
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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USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following the Trojans' Tuesday practice. USC has a bye this week before playing a Thursday night game in Utah next week.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following Wednesday's practice. The Trojans have a bye this week before traveling to Utah for their Thursday night game.
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