Mora warns Josh Rosen against becoming Manziel

UCLA head coach Jim Mora sees a ton of potential in Josh Rosen, and he doesn’t want to see the sophomore quarterback blow that by making bad decisions. In an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” Friday, Mora predicted that Rosen would have been the top overall pick in the NFL Draft this year if he were eligible. He praised Rosen for having more ability and intelligence than...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Mora wants Josh Rosen to think like a NFL QB

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was named a Freshman All-American after being thrown into the fire during the 2015 season. He performed at a very high level and it looks like head coach Jim Mora has the utmost confidence in him going forward. He recently spoke with Campus Rush’s Pete Thamel and discussed Rosen’s maturity as a quarterback in the PAC-12. Mora has great confidence...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA signs 9-year-old boy battling brain tumor to 2016 class

Stories like these are always fun to read and write about, and they illustrate the profound impact sports can have.  Earlier Saturday, UCLA football announced the “signing” of nine-year-old Cade Spinello to its 2016 class. Spinello, as Fox Sports explains, is legally blind as the result of a brain tumor.  He’s been a Bruin fan for a while, so this had to be a dream come...
Via College Spun
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

UCLA OC in hospital with blood clot in lung

UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has been hospitalized this week due to a blood clot in his lungs. Bruin Report Online reported the news about the team’s offensive coordinator, saying he has been in the hospital since Monday. The report was confirmed by the school, which said in a statement that Mazzone is “resting comfortably.” From UCLA: "(Noel) Mazzone is resting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA accuses Oregon State of calling out cadences

UCLA players and coaches have blamed Oregon State’s defense for seven false start penalties they collected Saturday, claiming that the Beavers’ defense was calling out offensive line cadences. Oregon State coach Gary Andersen has defended his team from the charges, however, going as far as to cite the actual rule. UCLA coach Jim Mora and quarterback Josh Rosen blamed the Oregon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

UCLA’s next two games are weeknight games. This does not please Bruins coach Jim Mora. His team, which was upset by Arizona State Saturday night, has back-to-back Thursday night contests. They play at Stanford on Oct. 15 and home against California on Oct. 22. The game against the Cardinal will kick off at 7:30 p.m. local time, with the contest against the Bears kicking off at...
Via College Spun
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA's Jim Mora: ‘I’m an a–hole’ when I coach

By Larry Brown Jim Mora responded to media criticism of his treatment of true freshman quarterback Josh Rosen by acknowledging that he is a jerk when coaching, however, he says it is all part of his tactics. As the LA Times reported, Mora lit into Rosen Wednesday during a Hail Mary drill. We said at the time that we believed Mora was just playing head games with Rosen in an effort...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora says he had a “normal in-home visit” with Snoop Dogg

By Matt Hladik It’s well-known that one of the four-stars UCLA head coach Jim Mora signed last Wednesday was wide receiver Cordell Broadus, the son of famous rapper Snoop Dogg. Given Snoop’s notoriety, it is normal to wonder what an in-home visit would be like with the laid-back entertainer. According to Mora, visiting with Snoop was pretty routine. In fact, he even complimented...
Via College Spun
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora tweets picture of recruit, claims hacking, deletes account

UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t doing so well on Twitter lately. Earlier this month, he deleted his account after getting into some hot water with Kansas State fans. Then, the account returned from Twitter purgatory on Thursday night and tweeted out this photo of Maea Teuhema, a 2015 recruit that UCLA is trying to lure away from LSU. Needless to say, that would be an NCAA violation...
Via Awful Announcing
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alamo Bowl: Jim Mora, Bill Snyder, And HandshakeGate — The Images You Need To See

You’ve probably heard something about the Jim Mora-Bill Snyder episode at the end of the Alamo Bowl on Friday, won by UCLA over Kansas State. Here are the three relevant images from that larger drama. The play which angered Mora: Via @curtgOK, here's the victory formation play that got Mora fired up. You make the call. https://t.co/PQ2I0rJtya — David Ubben (@davidubben) January...
Via The Student Section
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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