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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Star Alize Jones Commits To Notre Dame

Alize Jones, a 5 star tight end that had been committed to UCLA for months, has committed to the Irish afterfinally decommitting from the Bruins. With Jones, it has long been “known” that this would be the final result at some point before National Signing Day. Jones announced his decision via Twitter with a series of tweets: I am officially decommitting from UCLA. Thank you...
Via Subway Domer
12 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Mora cuts short handshake with Bill Snyder over last play (Video)

Jim Mora cut short his postgame handshake with Bill Snyder following UCLA’s 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl on Friday night, leading to widespread backlash. Mora could be seen barely extending a hand to the longtime Wildcats coach and withdrawing quickly without leaning in for a hug or brief conversation. He didn’t...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA coach Mora jets after 'normal handshake' with K-State's Snyder

SAN ANTONIO - Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is one of the most respected men in the history of the game and many are honored to just shake his hand. But that's all UCLA coach Jim Mora wanted to do after surviving a wild 40-35 Alamo Bowl win against the Wildcats on Friday.  Mora didn't appear to be interested in any midfield chit chat with Snyder following the game as he was quick...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora Can't Be Bothered to Actually Shake Hand of K-State Coach Bill Snyder

Has poor sportsmanship become cool or something and no one sent me the memo? Thursday night we have the Oregon players trolling Jameis Winston and the Seminoles and most of the Florida State team skipping the hand shake, but UCLA head coach Jim More has managed to top both.After escaping the Alamo with a 40-35 win you would think he would be glad to shake the hand of a coaching legend...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Alamo Bowl a finale for UCLA coach Jim Mora?

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Alamo Bowl raises an intriguing question for UCLA: Is this the college farewell for coach Jim Mora? Mora goes into Friday's matchup between the No. 14 Bruins (9-3) and No. 11 Kansas State (9-3) amid talk he could be a candidate for open coaching jobs with the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets. Mora went 32-34 coaching the Atlanta Falcons (2004-06) and Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Shaw to stay at Stanford

The hottest new trend in Pac-12 coaching? Letting everyone know that you are staying at your current job rather than leaving for a better one even if it is unclear anybody was actually going to offer you a better job. Jim Mora Jr. was the pioneer in this movement when he let it be known that he was staying at UCLA rather than going to Texas — even as sources in Austin later let...
Via Rumors and Rants
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport Reporting NFL Teams Interested In Gus Malzahn, Jim Mora

College football’s bowl season has officially kicked off, but that doesn’t mean the coaching carousel has slowed down even a tick. Sunday morning, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that two successful college coaches – Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and UCLA’s Jim Mora – are garnering interest from NFL franchises. Rapoport, speaking on the NFL Network, added that if the Miami...
Via College Spun
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Brett Hundley, Browns, Chargers, Redskins

Draft UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr mentioned that QB Brett Hundley will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. “This will be his last game as a UCLA Bruin. I don’t know that he’s announced it yet, but we all know that’s the case,” Mora said, according to Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register. “I’d like him to go out with a successful game.” Browns Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Mora Says UCLA’s Bowl Game Will Be Brett Hundley’s “Last Game As A UCLA Bruin”

Brett Hundley has yet to officially announce his plans for the future, but the UCLA quarterback’s coach already knows what he’s going to do.  The No. 14-ranked Bruins are set to take on No. 11 Kansas State in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. The contest will be Hundley’s last as a UCLA football player.  Mora on Hundley: “This will be his last game as a UCLA Bruin. I don’t...
Via College Spun
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA QB Brett Hundley will turn pro, says Coach Mora

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley probably could have come out this past draft class, but it’s likely a good thing that he stayed in school. All of the 2014 quarterbacks saw their NFL Draft stock fall during the evaluation process, and if Brett Hundley was indeed behind Teddy Bridgewater on the big board to begin with, then it’s a good thing he came back to Westwood for another...
Via The Sports Bank
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA eliminated from Pac-12 contention after seventh-straight loss to Stanford

The Bruins followed a script similar to the one two years ago. After a big win over USC at home, the Bruins followed it up with an anticlimactic loss to Stanford. A season that started out with such promise, and saw all of that promise return in the few weeks, has now ended at the hands of an unranked Cardinal team.  No. 9 UCLA has not beaten Stanford since 2008, and it was the...
Via Fox Sports West
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Week 13 Review: UCLA Back?

We are inching ever closer to the College Football Playoff as each and every week goes by. However, Week 13 provided a lot of storylines and talking points that cannot be ignored, but which of these points is the most important? I have your answer with the Top 5 things we learned from Week 13! 5 Things We Learned 1. Ole Miss Was, and Is, Overrated The Rebels, lead by quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 UCLA eager to overcome struggles vs Stanford

LOS ANGELES (AP) A 6-5 team is all that stands between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 title game, but Stanford is no average team. Well, no average defense, anyway. The outstanding play of the Cardinal defense has been overshadowed by the team's offensive shortcomings, but the Bruins are well aware of the challenge they face on Friday at the Rose Bowl in their regular-season finale....
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA not basking in win over USC, Mora says

If you're looking for a singular play to characterize No. 9 UCLA's 2014 football season, look no further than the biggest blunder of Saturday's 38-20 win over No. 19 USC.  Quarterback Brett Hundley threw a pick-six to Anthony Sarao on the Bruins' first offensive drive of the game. But disaster did not ensue. Instead, UCLA capitalized on a mistake by the Trojans, made the necessary...
Via Fox Sports West
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Smashes USC, Which Raises The Question: Do the Bruins have the capability to beat Oregon?

With all of the preseason hype, national rankings and Heisman campaigns, 2014 was supposed to be a title-contending season for UCLA in the Pac-12. While back-to-back mid-season losses to Utah and Oregon appeared to have derailed this plan, a win over Arizona on Nov. 1 and Saturday’s thrashing of rival USC have changed the discussion. The Bruins are back into the hunt for the conference...
Via The Student Section
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Mora drops F-bomb at UCLA pep rally (Video)

UCLA Bruins head football coach Jim Mora surprised his own players by dropping an F-bomb during a rally speech at the school's annual Beat 'SC Bonfire and Rally Thursday night.Mora was trying to express that his team doesn't need a bonfire to get pumped up for Saturday night's game against their crosstown rival USC. However, Mora's unexpected "slip of the tongue" will certainly...
Via Holdout Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Jim Mora Doesn’t Need a Bonfire to Get Turnt Up and Drop F-Bombs

UCLA’s annual “Beat USC Bonfire Rally” was cancelled Thursday night because of students protesting tuition increases. But this didn’t stop head coach Jim Mora from rallying the troops. After taking the microphone in a more environmentally-friendly rally, the head coach exclaimed, “We don’t need a freaking fire to get it f—ing turned up!” Of course, this set off...
Via Busted Coverage
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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