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Jim Mora: UCLA's QB competition could spill into the season

Jim Mora recruited arguably the nation's best quarterback in five-star recruit Josh Rosen. Yet, Mora is not ready to anoint him UCLA's starter for the 2015 season. That's because others like Jerry Neuheisel and Asiantii Woulard have been waiting on deck for some time now. All reports would indicate that Rosen outperformed the group during UCLA's final spring practice at the Rose...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora: The pundits are being hypocritical in their NFL evaluation process

Earlier in the week, USC coach Steve Sarkisian was on the Rich Eisen Show where he blasted the NFL evaluation process. Sarkisian particularly was upset about how college quarterbacks are evaluated, wondering why they're constantly under center at the scouting combine when NFL quarterbacks constantly switch from under center to a shotgun formation.Not long after that interview, UCLA...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Various outlets ‘disappointed’ with UCLA spring finale

Clearly college football has reached a level to which it must be talked about, viewed and discussed on a 365-days-a-year reel. Want proof? Look at the headlines surrounding this past weekend’s spring games. Want more proof? Count how often the word “disappointment” has been used to describe the small crow that showed up for UCLA’s showcase. The Orange Countey Register reporter...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosen makes strong first impression in UCLA's practice

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Josh Rosen had to wait his turn in his first appearance at the Rose Bowl as a UCLA quarterback on Saturday. When the Bruins return on Sept. 5 for their season opener, the true freshman might be the first man up. Rosen was 13 of 17 with two touchdowns and one interception to close out spring practice, earning a positive evaluation from UCLA coach Jim Mora. ...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mora in no rush to name UCLA’s next starting quarterback

Late April seems like an awfully early time to be naming the team’s starting quarterback for the up-coming season, which is still months away. But with CFB becoming a 365-day-a-year market, and with spring football weekend in full swing, it only seems natural that schools get a head start on shaping their rosters for the fall. Per LA-based journalist Dan Greenspan, UCLA coach Jim...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Recruiting: ATH Jordan Parker Commits to Bruins

After finishing the 2015 class with the highest class UCLA has had in several years, that momentum seems to be continuing into the 2016 class. Late Friday evening, ATH Jordan Parker broke the news on his twitter that he had committed to the Bruins: Officially committed to Ucla I'm a bruin 4⃣s up #8Clap pic.twitter.com/szwk9r6eIZ — RiPMARMOOZY (@__RealDeal2) April 24, 2015 ...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins Football: Five-Star Recruit Busted!

Soso Jamabo, a five-star running back recruit out of Texas, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle, minor consumption of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without possessing a driver’s license and disregarding a stop sign. On Saturday afternoon, pictures were posted of Jamabo before his senior prom. Soso was a signature...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Coaches Comment About Brett Hundley's Hat During UCLA's Pro Day

Brett Hundley had a solid career for the UCLA Bruins throwing for just under 10,000 yards during his time, a 3:1 touchdown to interception ration, and wasn't a bad running threat as well rushing for over 1700 yards and 30 touchdowns. NFL coaches and scouts have had their eye on him, they liked what they saw during the Combine, and at UCLA's Pro Day word is he looked "smooth."Yet...
Via FatManWriting
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: 4-Star Running Back Chase Lucas “Fell In Love With UCLA” During Visit Today

Four-star running back/cornerback Chase Lucas is the No. 1 player in the state of Arizona, and based on a Twitter post today, he may be playing his college ball in Los Angeles. Lucas is visiting UCLA today, and says that he “fell in love” with the school in the process. Fell In love with UCLA today #BruinsNation pic.twitter.com/ZdtI2eEARb — C. Lucas✨ (@Chase_Lucas2) March...
Via College Spun
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Penn State DC Tom Bradley reportedly close to joining UCLA

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is reportedly close to being named the new defensive coordinator at UCLA. Bradley was a long-time assistant under former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, and he assumed the role of interim head coach of the program following the firing of Paterno in November 2011. Though a fan and player favorite for years, Bradley moved in a...
Via Nittany Lions Den
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA targeting former Penn State DC Tom Bradley to lead defense

UCLA is in the market for a new defensive coordinator. Their last DC, Jeff Ulbrich, famously left for the Atlanta Falcons as quickly as he could after National Signing Day. Under the watch of Jim L Mora, the Bruins defense has seen continued improvement. They have risen in the Pac-12 Total Defense rankings every year of Mora’s tenure although the scoring defense did take a hit...
Via The Student Section
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA targeting former Penn State DC Tom Bradley to lead defense

UCLA is in the market for a new defensive coordinator. Their last DC, Jeff Ulbrich, famously left for the Atlanta Falcons as quickly as he could after National Signing Day. Under the watch of Jim L Mora, the Bruins defense has seen continued improvement. They have risen in the Pac-12 Total Defense rankings every year of Mora’s tenure although the scoring defense did take a hit...
Via Bloguin Best
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Roquan Smith flips from UCLA to Georgia, says Jim Mora misled him

Four-star linebacker Roquan Smith verbally committed to UCLA on National Signing Day last week, but he never sent in his paperwork. Since then, Smith has maintained that he was torn between UCLA and his hometown Georgia Bulldogs. He committed to Georgia on Friday. Why the flip? During an interview with UGASports.com on Wednesday, Smith explained...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Twitter/@SnoopDogg 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 famous status and penchant for toking illegal plants, it is normal to wonder what an in-home visit would be like with the laid-back entertainer.  According to Mora, visiting with...
Via College Spun
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Roquan Smith Puts On UCLA Gloves, Commits To Bruins Over Home-State Team Georgia

UCLA may wind up being the winners of this year’s National Signing Day. Jim Mora’s program has already had a big day, landing top-rated recruits like Soso Jamabo over Texas and Chris Clark over Michigan, and now they’ve plucked a top five outside linebacker out of Georgia’s back yard. Roquan Smith was down to Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M, and UCLA during his ceremony...
Via College Spun
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

OLB Roquan Smith Officially Signs With UCLA

Roquan Smith officially signs with UCLA, adding another huge prospect to a phenomenal class that Jim Mora Jr. has built. More Info: Height: 6’2 Weight: 205 Position: OLB Star rating: 4 Highlights:
Via TopSportsReport
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Soso Jamabo Officially Picks UCLA Over Texas

It won’t be ITT Tech or the University of Phoenix for five-star running back Soso Jamabo. No, instead, it will be UCLA. Jamabo made his decision live on ESPNU Wednesday morning, choosing the Bruins over the Texas Longhorns. Jamabo is the second big-time get for Jim Mora and UCLA on National Signing Day – earlier this morning, they picked up four-star tight end recruit Chris Clark...
Via College Spun
February 04, 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

Jim Mora tweets photo to LSU recruit Maea Teuhema, claims he was hacked

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has had an up-and-down relationship with Twitter, and it abruptly ended once again on Thursday evening. As Bruins Nation noted, Mora tweeted a photo of five-star offensive guard Maea Teuhema wearing a UCLA jersey. It appeared to be an obvious recruiting tactic, but it was also a recruiting violation. Why?...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Jim Mora And Dan Guerrero Take Out LA Times Ad To Thank UCLA Fans

UCLA had Pac-12 title aspirations heading into 2014, but the Bruins still had a pretty impressive season, finishing 10-3 with an Alamo Bowl win over Kansas State. UCLA also topped its own attendance record, averaging 76,650 fans at home this season, which also led the Pac-12. Athletic director Dan Guerrero and head coach Jim Mora took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times to thank...
Via College Spun
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Mora: Marcus Mariota is ‘spectacular,’ has ‘zero flaws’

Some have wondered if Marcus Mariota is simply a product of a phenomenal offensive system at Oregon and will struggle at the NFL level. Jim Mora thinks those people are insane. During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday, Mora praised Mariota for being one of the best college quarterbacks and pro prospects...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowl Season: The 10 Most Notable Coaching Performances

A coaching performance often stands on its own merit, but it can sometimes expose the extent to which an opposing coach lacks answers of any shape or form. The 10 most notable coaching performances of the bowl season fit into both categories. We’ll provide the details: * 10 – KYLE WHITTINGHAM, UTAH The aggressiveness of Utah’s approach on offense in this game — which was...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowl Season: The 10 Most Notable Coaching Performances

A coaching performance often stands on its own merit, but it can sometimes expose the extent to which an opposing coach lacks answers of any shape or form. The 10 most notable coaching performances of the bowl season fit into both categories. We’ll provide the details: * 10 – KYLE WHITTINGHAM, UTAH The aggressiveness of Utah’s approach on offense in this game — which was...
Via The Student Section
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora Will Interview With The New York Jets

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has done a fantastic job turning around the Bruins, winning 29 games in his first three seasons in Westwood. Could the former Atlanta Falcon head coach be eyeing a return to the NFL? According to Bruin Report Online, he will interview with the New York Jets this week. Jim Mora will be in New York either today or tomorrow to interview for the open coaching...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA Head Coach Did Give Bill Snyder a Proper Hand Shake After All

UCLA head coach Jim Mora has been getting blasted in the media and online for what appeared to be a pretty poor excuse for a post game hand shake with Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder. It was pretty bad. It was like he was being forced to shake hands with the smelly kid in class; doing it because he had to but getting away as soon as possible.Surprisingly when asked about it later...
Via FatManWriting
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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