UCLA Head coach Jim Mora Jr. is not scared of L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers. Mora had his team’s effort questioned by Simers on Saturday, specifically if the team was tanking to set up a rematch with Stanford the following week in the Pac12 title game.
The Cardinal are presumed to be an easier matchup than Oregon, and a UCLA win would have brought on the Ducks. Although this logic is at least semi flawed because Stanford won at Oregon.
Here’s an excerpt of the argument, via The Coaching Search
“Is that a question or a statement?” Mora said. “If you’re asking me a question, I’ll be happy to answer it. If you’re going to make statements, then make them. … I hadn’t thought about (the Pac-12 championship). What I thought about was Stanford; playing and beating Stanford. That’s all we thought about. That was it. That was the end of world for us. The universe dropped off after the Stanford game. That’s all we wanted to do. … “Once again, is there a question?
“This is a press confer