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It's been a tough weekend for the UCLA football family following the tragic death of walk-on receiver Nick Pasquale on Sunday morning. During UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr's press conference on Monday, he talked about Pasquale, his life, and his all too early passing.
At about the one minute mark of this video, you can hear a reporter begin to talk on his phone. Mora takes notice and tries to ignore it, but eventually stops talking for a second before snapping and telling the reporter to shut up and giving him an icy glare. Mora then proceeds to talk about how disrespectful the reporter's actions were while seemingly trying not to absolutely lose his mind and have a meltdown.
Then, Mora *does* have a meltdown when the reporter tells him to "go on" with his press conference, complete with kicking the reporter out of the rest of the press conference. I think the most bizarre part is the reporter saying that he wasn't trying to be disrespectful. Are you kidding me? Talking on your phone during a press conference is bad enough, but doing it while the coach is discussing a recently deceased player? That's a completely different level of disrespectful.
Mora can be a little too harsh at times and his actions might not be justifiable, but in this situation, the general opinion appears to be firmly in Mora's favor and against this disrespectful reporter, who is still currently unknown.
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UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora was not at all happy with a disrespectful reporter while he was trying to talk about Nick Pasquale, who died tragically in a car accident.
LOS ANGELES -- When Jim Mora took his first college head coaching job, there was something that touched him about working with college kids. It made an already-emotional coach even more fiercely protective of the players on his team.
Nick Pasquale was no different. Pasquale, who passed away early Sunday morning after being struck by a car in his hometown of San Clemente, might not...
It's rare when a coach is right for getting angry and walking out of a press conference, but in this case, UCLA coach Jim Mora did exactly the right thing.
Mora was rightfully angry during his Monday press conference that he began by talking about what he and the team were dealing with after the early Sunday morning death of walk-on WR Nick Pasquale.
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UCLA just recently had a death to a team member, Nick Pasquale. Jim Mora had his usual Sunday press conference, and led off talking about Nick. A reporter decided to pick up his phone, and Mora was not having it. You can see the rest for yourself. May I add….this reporter is an idiot.
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Today Jim Mora Jr had his first press conference since WR Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and died over the weekend. Mora Jr. was opening up his press conference by speaking about the situation when a reporter would not stop talking on his cell phone. Mora Jr. was really set off when the reported tells him to “go on.”
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It was a hard weekend for the UCLA Bruins and their fans. A member of the football team, wide receiver Nick Pasquale, was hit by a car and killed. Bruins Head Coach Jim Mora was in the midst of addressing the media about Pasquale's death when someone made a big, big mistake and made the coach mad.
I've heard conflicting reports; that the target of his wrath was...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and killed while walking in San Clemente early Sunday morning. He was 20.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Pasquale was struck about 1:30 a.m.
It wasn't immediately clear whether Pasquale was trying to cross a street. Sheriff's Lt. Gary Strachan said the car's driver stopped, called authorities...
UCLA redshirt freshman walk-on wide receiver Nick Pasquale died early Sunday morning after being hit by a car in his hometown of San Clemente, Calif. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department listed the news on their website and says the incident occurred at 1:27 am Sunday morning on Camino De Los Mares, west of Calle Nuevo. […]
Today the NCAA lost a very young player to an accident. Nick Pasquale, a walk-on receiver at UCLA, died early Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle in San Clemente, according to an Orange County coroner’s report. Pasquale, 20, was in his second season with the UCLA team. He was a graduate of San […]
Most of the time when coaches storm out of press conferences, they end up looking like idiots. But UCLA head coach Jim L. Mora deserves a "Bravo!" for what he did on Monday.
Mora began his press conference by addressing the tragic death of walk-on freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale, who died Sunday morning after getting hit by a car . While Mora was in the middle of...
UCLA freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale has been struck by a
car and killed while walking in San Clemente. He was 20.