VIDEO: Jim Mora talks Nick Pasquale, avoiding post-Nebraska ‘hangover’

Asked about a potential letdown after Saturday’s 41-21 win at Nebraska, UCLA head coach Jim Mora admitted his concern.

“I think about it,” Mora said. “I worry about it. It’s our responsibility as a coaching staff to push these kids out of any hangover effect there might be. It’s human nature when you come off something as emotional as we did last week, which is the death of Nick (Pasquale).”

New Mexico State’s visit to the Rose Bowl this Saturday is unquestionably the softest portion of the Bruins’ schedule. The Aggies, whose last winning season came in 2002, have lost their first three games under first-year coach Doug Martin by 93 combined points.

Mora also touched on a wide range of topics in his Monday press conference, including the play of defensive lineman Keenan Graham and freshman linebacker Myles Jack.

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