Hey guys this is Vinny Bonsignore. I’ve been poking around UCLA today and a couple of things on the football coaching search.
First of all, at the risk of summoning my inner Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the whole Jim Tressel being seen on campus thing is totally bogus.
At least according to my guy on the inside, who has been on campus all day every day for while now and didn’t see him.
And he promises me he would have seen Tressel, had the former Ohio State coach been there.
That said, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero and former NFL coach Jim Mora Jr. have definitely talked within the last few days,
Guerrero has been in New York the last few days but he is expected back in Los Angeles Thursday and he’s expected to sit down and weigh all his options at that point.
Now, before some of you guys jump off the deep end on Mora Jr., think of it this way:
Who was the last former NFL coach and defensive coordinator who was fourth or fifth on a coaching list search then got hired much to the chagrin of the fan base but ended up being one of the greatest coaches in college history??
Yeah, I think we all know who that was.
Maybe Mora Jr. fits that same bill.
Give him a chance, is all I am saying.
Anyway, Mora, 50, was 26-22 as coach of the NFL Atlanta Falcons before going
5-11 as coach of the Seahawks in the 2009 season. His also has
college coaching experience as a graduate assistant at Washington in
the 1984 season.
He is also the son of longtime NFL coach Jim Mora.
So there you go, guys,