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Friday, July 3, 2015

Articles tagged: Jim Mora Jr.

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

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

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

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

Jets have reached out to Jim Mora

The New York Jets are narrowing their list of potential head coaching candidates in the wake of firing Rex Ryan. Is UCLA head coach Jim Mora on that list? According to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, the Jets have reached out to Mora’s camp to inquire about the buyout clause he has with…Read More

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

UCLA was unable to hold its annual bonfire on campus Thursday night in advance of this weekend’s rivalry game against USC. According to the Daily Bruin, the school canceled the bonfire portion of the “Beat ‘SC Bonfire and Rally” after a group of students marched in circles around the fire site to protest tuition hikes….Read More

Source: Jim Mora jab at Jeff Ulbrich sparked sideline fight

A sideline fight between head coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was a microcosm for UCLA’s disappointing performance against Oregon last weekend and the downward trend the Bruins’ season has taken. After starting off 4-0, the Bruins lost consecutive games at the Rose Bowl — first an upset loss to Utah, and then…Read More

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