More on Moore

Sophomore safety Rahim Moore, who leads the country with five interceptions, said he was playing it safe on Saturday after suffering a minor concussion.
“I would rather sit out two quarters than sit out two years,” Moore said. “I played it safe, stayed on the sidelines, cheered my team on.”
The concussion might not have even happened had it not been for the sun.
“Before that play, the sun was all in my eyes,” Moore said. “One eye was closed, but I knew they were about to run four verts, it’s why I was deep. I knew the play was coming, but when I saw the guy lift his hand up, I couldn’t even see the ball. I thought I’d be on the safe side and hit him. I knew I was late, but I didn’t know. Next time, that ball’s going to be mine. … If I see it.”

AND…

On his current condition:
“I actually feel the same as if it never happened. When it happened, I kinda blacked out a little bit. Once I went back to the sideline, everything came back fine. I was in class today, more focused than I’ve ever been.”

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  • MaltBaa

    “The concussion might not have even happened had it not been for the injury”

    ….

  • Sid

    Note to Moore:

    They make sun visors for helmets, chief.

  • Bruin Zealot

    I don’t think they are allowed in college. I could be wrong but I don’t remember ever seeing one on a college player.

  • Anonymous

    The Stanford radio guy called it the dirtiest hit he’s ever seen.

  • Spencer

    Thanks for the update.

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    It was one play of one game. Cut Rahim a little slack. He has be great at FS this year. So, he made a bad play. I’m sure if he could take it back, he would. __it happens!

    I am happy he is OK and will play on Saturday. We need him in the secondary.

    GO BRUINS! ROAST THE DUCKS!

  • La Femme Bruin

    It really ticked me off that so many people were making such a big deal out of this as though he went out of the way to hit the guy just for the heck of it. It was not a dirty hit and it was not a cheap shot. Moore has never struck me as one of those players who go out of their way to light someone up just to try to make themselves look good. I’m glad he’s feeling okay. Keep up the good work Rahim and watch out for that sun! :)

  • Anonymous

    This is exactly the kind of player that we need. He made the right decision. If you are unsure whether a player catches the ball you finish the play. If you are unsure if a fumble was a fumble or not, you recover it. He led with his shoulder and made a solid hit when he was not sure whether the player had the ball. I would much rather the 15 yd penalty than risk him pulling up and having a player run by him for a touchdown. If this was the dirtiest hit the Stanford announcer has ever seen, then the Stanford announcer has not watched many football games.

  • LAWYER JOHN

    Let me add my two cents worth here as this is a topic of relative importance. This blatant late hit by Sir Roger Moore should be sanctioned by the Pac-10. I agree that it is one of the most flagrant fouls that I have seen in decades of following the beloved sport of college football.

    Let me also add that Karma has already shown its true face here as Moore suffered a concussion and the innocent Stanford player walked away without a scratch, but it could have been much worse.

    One more thing, Sir Moore’s late hit is way, way, worse than the alleged hit by Sir Ray Maulauga on Bruins QB Pat Cowan of a few years back. At least in that play, Sir Cowan had the ball and was running foward in a feeble attempt to get more yards, so Maulauga’s hit was 1000% completely legal beyond a reasonable doubt. The refs in that game saw it the same way, too.

    LAWYER JOHN

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    LAWYER JOHN:

    SUC (sic) in se malum est!

    UB

  • Anonymous

    C’mon, don’t play the ostrich. It was a dirty hit.

    Regardless, the health of Moore should be taken into consideration. A concussion is a serious thing. It’s not just a “man up and get back in the game” thing.

    There’s no such thing as a “minor” concussion, there’s serious and there’s extremely serious.

    Florida has doctors flying in from all over to get multiple opinions on Tim Tebow. UCLA should put a little more concern into the kids long-term health as opposed to the scoreboard, that will be meaningless by early January.

  • MaltBaa

    i was at the game and maybe it was just me but i thought the stanford PA guy was terrible. maybe the band is contageous but at one point he called the stanford running back (his own teams running back) stafon johnson. as well, i believe he called craft getting sacked for a two yard gain. maybe all of stanford announcers are just a little out of it. go bruins.

    i thought moore’s hit was fine. he led with his shoulder while the ball was still in the air. maybe the bal was uncatchable but give the dude a break. i have some recievers get to balls that i thought were uncatchable and make incredible catches… how is moore supposed to calcuate the recievers leeping ability combined with a burst of speed divided by how much stickem he has on his gloves. clean hit.

  • CalGirl

    hiya teDDies!!!
    u cant stop furdd so???
    so u play just as dirty as trOJies ??? =( =( =(
    big bro will teach u a lesson!!!
    GO BEARS!!!

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    MaltBaa:

    I was there, too. The furd PA announcer sucked big time. He must have had too much Chardonnay on the woodchips before the game.

    As for the hit, both in real time and on the replay, it was a clean hit and not a cheap shot. The ball was uncatchable, but if he was blinded, then it was OK. He was almost airborne at the time the ball whizzed over the head of the receiver, so give him a break!

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    CalGirl,

    The Dirty Golden Bear, had their collective @sses handed to them by Oregon and then SUC. I think I’d be more worried about Tedford having his usual meltdown.

    Let’s All Sing:

    The Dirty Golden Bear
    Is Losing All Her Hair
    Her Teeth Are Out
    She’s Got the Gout
    She Don’t Know What its All About

    etc. etc.

    Want me to sing the other version?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we should just play flag football,Ronnie Lott,Ken Easely,Steve Atwater,Jack Tatum,couldnt even play in today’s game,and the sad part about this all is Ucla’s whiney fans complaining.They should be glad Moore wants to hit somebody,If Ucla wants to win the need,they need more guys like Moore,not like the complainers on these blogs.

  • RodneyGuillory

    CalGirl:
    Cal hasn’t even scored a touchdown since the 9/19 game against Minnesota. Two weeks in a row the Cal Bears got THROTTLED and could only must up a single field goal. Go shave your pitts or protest about something stupid in a tree while you’re football team figures out how to put the ball in the endzone.

    LJ:
    For your viewing pleasure to keep things in perspective…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac-JYp25Bx0&

  • Anonymous

    What lesson would that be, KalGirl? How to not stop people? Kal seems to be the experts at that.

  • CalGirl

    hahaha hehehe lol u ugly clowns
    u teDDies stole ALL ur traditions frm us
    u also stole that SICK parody frm the trOJies
    get ur own fight song 1st then talk all u want
    truth hurts u exist thnks to CAL!!!
    sons of wwood yeech makes u wanna throw up!!!
    ♥ ♥ ♥GO BEARS♥ ♥ ♥

  • Anonymous

    72-6 in the last 2 games CAL girl. I think you would have other things to worry about.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s a nice dose of STFU for CallGirl. Ready?

    72-6

  • Stop being a bunch of Pussies everyone

    1st of all, CalGirl is HILARIOUS. You aren’t serious whatsoever, but still worth a good laugh or two.

    2nd of all:
    “Anonymous said: Maybe we should just play flag football,Ronnie Lott,Ken Easely,Steve Atwater,Jack Tatum,couldnt even play in today’s game,and the sad part about this all is Ucla’s whiney fans complaining.They should be glad Moore wants to hit somebody,If Ucla wants to win the need,they need more guys like Moore,not like the complainers on these blogs.”

    I will CO-SIGN on that great comment. Most of the people in this fanbase are sissies!!! The same element of nastiness that Moore showed on that play is the same element that was missing from last year’s team, as well as our BASKETBALL TEAM who also like our football team loses to teams who aren’t afraid to punch their opponent in the mouth and get their hands dirty every now and then to send a message. One of the many reasons R-Westbrook was dope for our bball team was becuase he wasn’t afraid to violently dunk on somebody and therefore made us a physical team for it. In regards to our football team, guys like Akeem Ayers and Rahim Moore have to learn how to temper their desire to knock somebody’s head off, but the fan base should be ENCOURAGED by the fact that they have such a mentality! Go Bruins.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you,Stop being Pus for backing me up,football is a violent game,and this team needs to be more violent on the field,I hope everyone here gets it,CRN hasnt said one word about the hit,I think he gets it.

  • ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies

    “CRN hasn’t said one word about the hit”

    Because he knows it was dirty and if he admitted it there would be pressure to suspend the kid.

  • CalGirl

    u teDDies just don’t get it do u? the game is fixed & we can’t win
    the ugly duks r going 2 squish u & the cheating trOJies too
    seriously it’s totally unfair! it’s unjust that less than 1% of people control the planet
    it is also not right that the duk$ & trOJie$ get 2 hoard all the good players
    each team should have an equal number of good players on scholarship
    and greedy coaches shouldn’t make more money than the President!!!
    it is time we have justice & empowerment in sports too!!!
    do u understand this???
    ♥ ♥ ♥ GO BEARS ♥ ♥ ♥

  • BruinFaithful

    I don’t think that Rahim’s play was dirty, nor that it was intentional. In order for it to be deemed dirty, it would have certainly had to include the element of ill intent. No way was Rahim trying to hurt that player as opposed to that Maualuga idiot leading with his helmet into the helmet of a QB going out of bounce and already falling backwards. LAWYER MORON, learn how to spell the name of your own players.

    I certainly think it was a FREAKEN BONEHEAD play at a critical point in the game. It lead to a touchdown. You have to freaken learn to NOT give an offense life when you have your foot on their throats. Especially an offense as conservative and sound as Stanford’s.

    Rahim not only cost us on that drive, but by injuring himself, he also hurt the already thin and inexperienced defense. He needs to learn to play more maturely. The entire defense does. Too many times this year the defense has let the opposing offense off the hook with STUPID penalties.

  • Mao Zedong

    Dear CalGirl,

    I miss you. Come home.

    Love,
    Mao

  • BruinFaithful

    William not Hung said:

    CalGirl,

    Please don’t lock me out of our tree house again. I was home late because some people on Campus mistook me for a DUCK and just laid down in front of me. On the way home I found a used TrOJan next to some syringes. I brought it home hoping to BANG you, but I know how much you love letting PUSC score on you.

    Good thing you have a Bi this week, it will give you time to shave your BEAVER. After that, get ready to go down to Pasadena and find out what some real TeDDies look like. Yours look small and kind of boyish. Then, the COUGARS come to town, so your Sasquatch ass might actually have a shot at scoring.

    P.S. leave your backdoor open next time

  • LAWYER JOHN

    Bruin Faithful, very classy response to CalGirl. You should be proud of yourself and your education level.

    LAWYER JOHN

  • BruinFaithful

    Lawyer Moron:

    Your reputation precedes you.