VIDEO: Jim Mora not happy with officials at Arizona


Asked about Anthony Barr’s zero-tackle night at Arizona, UCLA Jim Mora wasn’t afraid to unveil his frustrations.

“Saturday night, he was tackled about six times,” Mora said. “He probably would have had about six sacks if they hadn’t tackled him. I know he may might not have had a tackle, but he got tackled.

“It was a shame, what they got away with. It was a shame.”

He also talked about Myles Jack, how to make sure his players stay fresh, and Washington running back Bishop Sankey.

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  • Marc

    And, the phantom pass interference calls, and the non-face mask call when Hundley’s helmet got ripped off on a sack.

    Any other job in the world, and you’d be fired. Not being a PAC-12 ref; they are notoriously bad, and yet, they don’t improve.

    They disgust me. I find their behavior absolutely dispicible. The fact is that they choose not to improve.

    I guess it’s that old adage, if you don’t admit you have a problem, you can’t fix the problem.

  • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

    The refereeing bias against the Bruins is staggering: The defensive pass interference call which extended Arizona’s last scoring drive should have been called on the receiver; Barr was held repeatedly; and Hundley’s helmet was nearly
    pulled off (along with his face) on UCLA’s second-to-last possession, giving the ball back to Arizona for one last chance to take the lead.

    No one expects the officials to be perfect, but if they’re going to be bad, they ought to harm both teams equally.

    (Posted originally in the Live Chat thread.)

    • EncinitasBruin

      And worth the re-post here… Well said.

  • Bruin 34

    This is why I love Mora! Go Bruins!

  • OCBrewin

    so true about the refs…Mora probably gets fined for stating the obvious. I was at the Furd game…same thing three penalties cost the bruins the game. oh well, it’ll never change. it’d be better if no fouls were called, cage match style. ask wisconsin about the pac-12 refs…horrible

    • bruinjoe

      That Wisconsin game was horrible. Feel sorry for that school They got robbed for sure.

  • facescar

    I agree with all the missed calls everyone’s talking about.

    To be perfectly fair though, UCLA got away with a lot of possible holds in the first half. We might not have been flagged for the first 42 minutes, but we didn’t play cleanly during that time.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Glad we have a coach who defends the players/team. However, it doesn’t excuse the fact that we are the second most penalized team in FBS at 77.1 ypg. Yes, that’s better than being last, as we were last year at a whopping 90.9 ypg, but it’s still inexcusable. It’s fine to complain about poor officiating (and the P12 has the worst officiating of any conf, IMO), but there’s a disturbing trend here, and it needs to be addressed. Otherwise, it will eventually cost us in a critical game situation.

  • Cheap seats

    I actually felt the non-holding calls were worse in the Oregon game.

    Against Arizona, that non call on when Hundley got his helmet ripped off was ridiculous.

    I’ve been saying it for a long time now: Uptempo / hurry up offense allows your linemen to get away with much more because the refs are too busy spotting the ball, moving the chains, and getting out of the way. Oregon also has tons of offsides, illegal motion, etc get uncalled due to the chaos.

    Contrast that to a very deliberate huddle-style attack like what USC runs and it’s like watching the game in fast forward vs. slow motion. You’re obviously going to catch more in slow motion.