UCLA wraps up spring practice with new offense and receivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jim Mora will not put a name on UCLA's new offense, but the coach does have a few names in mind for replacing three of the Bruins' most productive wide receivers. While much of the focus has been on the transition from a spread attack to one that will operate under center and use tight ends and fullbacks, replacing departed receivers Jordan Payton, Thomas Duarte...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UCLA coach Jim Mora confident QB Josh Rosen will excel in 'more detailed' offensive scheme

LOS ANGELES – Jim Mora’s brief comment Wednesday morning after spring practice was subtle, simple and perhaps more telling about how UCLA’s offense might look in 2016 compared to last year. Asked if the offensive playbook for the coming season...
Via The OC Register
16 days ago  |  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

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Mora, UCLA DC get in shouting match on sideline

UCLA is currently getting blown out by Oregon in Saturday afternoon's Pac-12 matchup, and the team's coaching staff is not happy about it. Head coach Jim Mora dealt with the disappointment by taking it in stride and keeping his cool, for the most part. But defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich blew up midway through the second quarter, with the Bruins team trailing, 15-3. Ulbrich...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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