Jim Mora ‘hopeful’ Brett Hundley will stay at UCLA

After UCLA’s win over USC on Nov. 30, head coach Jim Mora seized the moment. During a live postgame interview, he attempted to rope star quarterback Brett Hundley into committing to another year in college.

It didn’t work — Hundley demurred on his NFL draft decision — but a month later, Mora remained optimistic heading into a Sun Bowl matchup against Virginia Tech.

Asked today if he’s thought about the redshirt sophomore potentially playing his final game as a Bruin, the coach said: “I don’t think it will be. I’m very hopeful it won’t be.”

Earlier this week, Hundley said he had not yet received feedback from the NFL draft advisory board, and remains uncertain about his future.

Virginia Tech coordinator Bud Foster compared him to former Syracuse star and six-time Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb, but the consensus among draft analysts is that the 6-foot-3, 222-pound prospect should return to school.

“I just think he’s close, but he’s not there yet,” ESPN’s Todd McShay said earlier this month. “Another year with game experience with an offensive line that’ll be better, a running game that’s more consistent, I think it’ll really help to highlight what he does well. And I think he can improve in terms of his decision-making and consistency.”

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  • Joe Blow

    If he leaves, Mora is TOAST.

    • weisberg

      Blow please please go back to the other blogging site.

      • Joe Blow

        Boyg, you need some reality.

        • awesome!

          Joe B., where can we get “some” reality? cause it seems like you live in multiple realities no one else lives in.

    • ProbationU

      Don’t worry Blow….because Woulard is butter and your boys from Troy will go down again…with or without Hundley.

      • Joe Blow

        Want to bet? If hUndley leaves, Mora bolts for NFL.

        • LTEfan

          Who in the NFL is going to hire a coach who was fired twice, after a total of just 4 seasons, from his only 2 NFL head coaching jobs? Why would Mora want to go back right now given the short shelf life of NFL head coaches (e.g., the Browns just fired their coach after 1 season)? He can stay at UCLA for 15 years, make plenty of money, and enjoy life in the sun. But keep hoping he leaves, that seems to be your program’s focus right now.

          • Joe Blow

            I hope he does stay. He’s selling snake oil and you all are buying it. Our program has never focused on ucla. That’s why we have so many NCs and Heismans

          • Bruin 34

            Its funny to watch all these guys respond to you Joe. I find a lot of your posts to be quite funny cause I know you do it to get a rise out of people. But we all know no matter if Hundley leaves. Woulard and our coaching staff has the makings of when” Chin Carroll was at SuC during the Dorrellian Years and Neu years. Lol.

          • Joe Blow

            I find it hilarious you “think” ucla football has the makings of the Pete Carroll era. Win just one national title and we’ll talk. And I don’t care about your BCS crap, AP is just as prestigious. BTW, I think that’s the 1/2 you got in ’54.

          • LTEfan

            “Our program has never focused on ucla.” Why then, Joe Blow, are YOU so focused on UCLA???

          • Joe Blow

            I’m not focused on f ucla. I love sticking the fork in all you rah rah clowns that think you’ll someday hit the top where SC is.

          • LTEfan

            Judging by the amount of time you spend on this board, you are doing a great impression of someone who is focused on UCLA.

          • Joe Blow

            That’s your opinion. Don’t care. This board needs some dose of reality.

          • Eddie House

            you mean where SUC was, not is…Once Pete the cheat Carroll left it hasnt been the same so get your skirt off your high horse cuz those days are over trogan…

          • ProbationU

            Don’t get too involved LTE…Blow is just afraid SC can’t compete. They just hired a JV coach.

          • Joe Blow

            PU, ucla CAN’T win more games this year than SC. Let me show you how similar both teams are:

            No Div. Championship
            No Pac 12 Championship
            No Heisman
            No Top 10 finish
            No Butkus
            No COY (although SC’s “Interim” coach was nominated)

            Wow, the only thing you did better was the Lott Trophy.

            ROFLMAO

          • Catalina Kid

            Scoreboard

          • Joe Blow

            So what’s your point? You beat a lousy SC team and think you’re hot stuff? You look like crap in the Sun Bowl.

          • Eddie House

            SUC is not a lousy team, lots of 4 and 5 star recruits on the roster…UCLA is just that much better!

          • Joe Blow

            You just THINK you’re better.

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

            In the only thing that matters — actual competition — the Trojans got their clocks cleaned two years in a row.

        • Eddie House

          Now thats reality…LMAO…do yourself a favor break your crack pipe…

          • Joe Blow

            Must be awful to be delusional. Hope you get better.

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

            (In the biz’, that’s called “projection.”)

          • Joe Blow

            Funny coming from a janitor

    • Eddie House

      If Mora leaves, if Hundley leaves, if only we didnt have sanctions we wouldnt suck, blah blah blah…thats alot of “ifs!”

      • Joe Blow

        That’s the nature of ucla football: “IF”

  • Chey Tor

    Mora is toast? More like SC is toast.

    “UCLA owns LA. Everybody knows that.”

    I have a feeling UCLA is gonna break that 8-year streak, longest in the rivalry. 2 years down, 7 to go. The Sarkisian hire gives us 3-4 years where we will completely dominate USC. I’m just worried about the guy SC will bring in after Sarkisian. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I look forward to beating USC every year the rest of this decade.

    • Joe Blow

      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz

      Win a NC and get back to me.

      • FUSCUCLA1

        Win 110 NCCA titles and then get back to me… see how that works?

        • Joe Blow

          Including or excluding BRAS?

          • awesome!

            you’re ignorant and a sexist. you’re the epitome of USC bandwagon scum. which junior college did you attend when you got reject to the university of second choice? according to your immaturity, you’re either still in your teens or over 30 and living in your mother’s basement with no career or wife. congratulations. you earn the no-life award forever.

          • Joe Blow

            Chop chop

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

        Win a NC

        You first.

        • Joe Blow

          11 ~ 1/2

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

            “SELECTED” = 0.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    He’s not going anywhere, no how!!!

    Poor trOXans are reduced to wishing for Bruin setbacks!!

    Being totally dominated will do that to some programs I guess.

    They should be grateful that when Barr got his annual widow-maker shot at trOXan QB, THIS year instead of ending their QB’s career, he simply slapped the ball outta his hands!!!

    But Kessler was never dumb enough to mock the bruins like the Pious Passer did!!

    • Eddie House

      Yeah real talk Charlie, Big Bad Bruins gonna keep climbing to the top hopefully we ll b in the NC conversation in the next 5 yrs!

    • Joe Blow

      Congrats on beating a lousy SC team. Didn’t do anything else.

      • FUSCUCLA1

        when we win youre lousy when you win youre great… sound logic there!!!

        • Joe Blow

          Never said that. Just giving you the facts. You’ve done nothing.

          • awesome!

            admit it. you just got owned with logic. sorry, crawl back to your troll cave.

          • Joe Blow

            Come on in with me Honey Boo Boo.

  • Eddie House

    Big Bad Bruins run L.A…Joe Blow kick rocks get back to a University of South Central site

    • Joe Blow

      SC OWNS Los Angeles. In EVERY facet.

      • BruinAZ

        Dude USC Sucks At Everything. Name One Thing That They Are Any Good At – You R Delusional Bro.

        • Joe Blow

          Hiring slugs like you to work the blue collar jobs at our company for one thing. Plus we live at the beach, not in WONDERFUL Arizona. Not to mention grammar, BRO.

          • drakejr

            When did South Central get a beach? Does it still have drive by shootings?

          • Joe Blow

            Way before westside tech had rapes and hit-and-run, not to mention drunks jay walking.

          • Joe Blow

            Check out the LA Times. I OWN it, this blog and YOU.

          • awesome!

            umm..don’t think USC is close to the beach. have you ever been near usc EVER in your life?

          • Joe Blow

            Come Honey Boo Boo, kiss and make up. Then we can walk along the beach and you can wear my National Championship FB ring.

          • Eddie House

            SUC has a great football history…im sure its fun to remember and watch old games etc…however its the here and now Mr Blow, and right now UCLA has taken over Los Angeles so get used to it.

          • Joe Blow

            Laughable

          • Erik Dudley

            Will you then leave after we pay you for the pizza?

          • Joe Blow

            Cheap ucla fans DO eat pizza. We prefer lobster.

          • Erik Dudley

            I didn’t say you eat pizza. It’s just that your diploma barely gets you your Domino’s gig. Hard to eat lobster on minimum wage and tips.

          • Joe Blow

            D wad, I’d be willing to bet anything you live in the IE, drive a ten year old car and either work for the government or are in a union. i.e. LOSER

          • Erik Dudley

            And based on your demonstrable command of the English language I’m guessing you’re a GED, over 30, living in his parents’ basement playing XBOX until his next shift at Domino’s. I guess it’s no crime wishing you had attended USC.

          • Joe Blow

            Gee, you’ve just described yourself…in the IE. Sweet.

          • Erik Dudley

            And here I thought I was going to get another clever response. Apparently we’ve hit the end of your creative rope. I would say I’m truly disappointed but it’s to be expected. Your previous posts reflected a certain tired substance that one comes to anticipate from the lesser educated. Bone up and come up with some new materiel, Joe. We miss you already.

          • Joe Blow

            You keep exposing your ignorance. I think you got boned up.

          • Erik Dudley

            Awww. Very nice try, but disappointingly low-brow yet again. Your lack of a university education (despite your USC claims) is all too evident. Try again. I’m patient.

          • Joe Blow

            You bore me.

          • Erik Dudley

            Ah. And finally my point is made. Now you understand how everyone else on this blog feels about you.

          • Joe Blow

            I OWN this blog and the LA Times…..says Joseph B Lowe!

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

            you live in the IE, drive a ten year old car and either work for the government or are in a union. i.e. LOSER

            Coming from Joe, that’s quite an insult.

          • Joe Blow

            Just read your resume AZ. Now looking for a bird cage!

          • Eddie House

            Youre an idiot I bet they kicked you out of the SUC forums thats why youre trolling over here…

          • Joe Blow

            Nope. Just watching you fools think you’re top notch. What a joke.

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

          … USC Sucks At Everything.t

          One thing?

          That’s one.

      • Bruin 34

        Looooooonnnnnggggggg Yawn!!!!! Sigh* Thought you had better material bub!

        • Joe Blow

          Truth hurts.

  • Joe Blow

    Wow. Is there a curse? SC lost in the Pac 12 to WSU & ASU. Both LOST their bowl game. Hope it doesn’t happen to us. Could it?

    • EncinitasBruin

      Joe, I trust you asked Santa for more than a UCLA loss… Happy New Year, bro.

      • Joe Blow

        Hey BRO, congrats on beating VT. Lots of cheap shots. But what the heck, you won. That what counts.

        • EncinitasBruin

          Bruins have been soft for a long time. Not soft any more. Zero cheap shots. Hard-nosed football.

          • Joe Blow

            Right. Like the Unsportman like conduct Zummy got on his cheap hit that put their QB out? Classy.

          • LTEfan

            Both announcers said it was a bad call, for what it’s worth. They aren’t USC fans, apparently.

          • Joe Blow

            Yep two announcers know more than SEC officials. Right. It’s obvious what type of program of cheap shots Mora is promoting. It won’t work. But go ahead and rah rah Mora.

          • Eddie House

            This is football not tennis Joe Blows…Yeah it was kinda how your SUC QBs took hits the last 2 times we played you!

        • awesome!

          grammar also counts…errr I guess only UCLA alumni would know.

  • Moises Rosiles

    We’ve come a long way as a program when we get A-holes like Joe Blow trolling a UCLA site! Go Bruins let’s get that 10th win and yes Blow I know it will only be our 11th 10 win season and yes it will only match your win total for the year. Get over yourself, this is about us and where we’re headed not what SC has done in the past!