UCLA to be featured on second season of Pac-12 Network’s ‘The Drive’

The UCLA football team will be featured on the second season of “The Drive,” the Pac-12 Networks announced today at L.A. Live.

Cameras will follow the Bruins through the 2014 season in the behind-the-scenes documentary series that will debut on September — similar to HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Arizona State and Cal were filmed in the series debut last fall.

Asked last week about the possibility of UCLA being featured on the show, head coach Jim Mora didn’t sound enthused — though he said Monday that the Pac-12 assuaged many of his concerns, and gave him complete editorial control over the content.

“I think that there’s a real value to protecting the sanctity of the core,” he told Petros and Money on AM 570. “What goes on in our meeting room belongs to us. What goes on on the practice field once the season starts — not spring and not summer camp, when we invite the fans out and we like that energy — belongs to us. Things we talk about belong to us. They don’t need to be shared with the rest of the world. So that’s my view of it.

“I don’t like cameras in our locker rooms. I don’t like cameras in our meeting rooms, unless they’re UCLA cameras. Ken Norris, head of our video department, he’s excellent. If we were to ever do anything like that, we would just use our people. I want faces that our players know in our locker room if we’re going to be doing any video taping.”

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  • facescar

    I’m interested to see how this turns out then, considering his comments.

    Regardless this is a huge incentive for me to watch the show come fall.

  • SonOfWestwood

    I’m with coach on this one. This team is too young and this season too important to allow anything that may be a distraction.

  • Danny

    Not a fan of filming. That being said, it could be good PR.
    I guess so long as Mora and/or his assistants have editorial rights (including the right to destroy material so it does not “accidently” leak), I think it could be OK.

  • NOBSisdaMAN

    The Pac 12 network should tell Mora to stuff it. Who cares what goes on in a program that hasn’t want a Natty since 1954? Mora is a joke.

    • LTEfan

      And who on a UCLA message board cares what a trOJan fan thinks of any of this? Nobody except Joe Blow.

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Don’t have to care about it. It is a FACT. NOBODY cares about ucla football or Lessa.

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

          Joseph Way B. Lowe Normal, for someone who cares so little, you protest so much.

          It must be a lot of work, all those National Selections.

          Keep dusting those tiaras, Princess!

          • ProbationU

            Don’t protest B. Lowe Normal too much. He’s off tol a Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Clipper game with Donald Sterling.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Better than you adjusting the rabbit ears on your TV

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

            Everyone who’s anyone knows that over-the-air HDTV offers the best high definition picture available.

            But that’s not what you meant. You were just being petty.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            And you’re showing just how ignorant YOU are.

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

            (You know, Joe, this isn’t any fun when you’re not trying.)

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Snore.

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

            (You know, Joe, this isn’t any fun when you’re not trying.)

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            I OWN this blog.

          • Tommy B Low Us

            The only thing you own is the card board box you live in behind the coliseum. Soon that will be taken away too. Oh and also your pUSC grammar….

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Ah, try Manhattan Beach, ON the beach. Stop by sometime, I’ll give you lunch after you clean the fountain.

          • Tommy B Low Us

            Don’t go to sleep. You need to wake your Mom up. I’m headed over to pick her up later.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Great. I’m sure your parents will proud that you’re NOW interested in females.

          • Tommy B Low Us

            Oh I am real interested in your mom? Don’t you worry. I am going to take her out and show her to the entire USC football team.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Gee, that’s original material. Guess the heat in the IE is getting to you. Maybe mommy will scrape up some of her coin and take you to Applebee’s tonight. Hahahahahahaha

          • Tommy B Low Us

            Your Mom told me last night that you like to talk trash because she did not pay attention to you as a child. She wishes she raised you better, but it is too late for you now. Makes sense, all pea brain pUSC fan have to talk trash to make themselves feel important. BTW your Mom was great last night….

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            The only BIGGER sucker was your mom. Just ask the USC Football TEAM.

          • Tommy B Low Us

            Your Mom told me that!! Loser!!

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Can’t keep your thoughts to one post? Hahahahahaha

          • Tommy B Low Us

            Hob nobs? Is that what they call you or is that what you do? For a good time call Hob nobs….

          • ProbationU

            It’s your wife’s ears I adjust in my lap.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            She has a hard time finding any signal in your lap.

          • ProbationU

            For some reason….she can’t speak.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            She’s using your tooth pick to get some REAL meat out.

          • ProbationU

            Let her know she left her dentures here. She does have some great gums.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            She thought she was with a woman. I’ll let her know it was you.

          • ProbationU

            OH she knows…she was like those birds that return to San Juan Capistrano every year.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            That’s about as often people can take you.

          • ProbationU

            It wasn’t like you were keeping her busy. At your mobile home she only gets on her knees to clean the floor.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Your wife does more than that for me.

          • ProbationU

            That’s what she told me. She had to hire an entire team of Merry Maids to clean your place and to get you to function like a man. Major meds required.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Oh, you’re hilarious. Listen Dwad, it’s obvious you’re old, poor and dumb. No problem. But get some interesting material. Merry Maids? Is that who YOU work for? You’re a joke.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Another 99%er

  • UniversityServileCowards

    Nice grammar moron…”program that hasn’t want a Natty.” Here we have a typical USC graduate that can’t complete a proper sentence. Go back to your 7/11 floor sweeper job and stop posting on this site fool.

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

      Condescension toward minimum-wage, blue-collar employees?

      How liberal.

      • maze949

        Take your agenda, elsewhere.

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

          So, you support mocking those employed in manual labor.

          Don’t be such a Trojan.

          Why don’t you take your cowardice and fascism somewhere it’s appreciated?

          You know, like BN.

    • NOBSisdaMAN

      The only moron on this blog is you. How’s the heat in the IE? Hahahahaha Loser.

      • UniversityServileCowards

        I remember when I had my first beer. How’s the heat at your mom’s house. LOSER!!

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Yesterday? Were you riding your motorcycle? Hahahahahahahahahaha

      • UniversityServileCowards

        You should keep the dollar you made at your minimum wage job and go buy yourself a clue. Tell your mommy I said Hi!!

        • NOBSisdaMAN

          Hilarious. Hohohohoho. Funny. Hahahahaha. You’re a riot. Did you evacuate yet? Fire in the IE.

          • UniversityServileCowards

            Is that all you got loser? Tell your Mom to wear something sexy. She will be riding on the back of my motorcycle later.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Somebody has to give you gas money now that your 99 weeks are up.

          • UniversityServileCowards

            Bring it loser!! You come on here to talk trash. Show us something… It that the best you can do? Or are you like all the other pUSC morons that have nothing significant to say?

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            A little angry buddy boy? Ohhhhhh. Maybe your shift manager will buy you a soda if you’re good.

  • christophertwood

    Just read a BR article concerning the Colts 2013 draft….the beat writer suggested that they should have drafted both Jetski and Jeff Baca.

  • NOBSisdaMAN

    Sure do. BTW moron, can you read? Try this from AP: ” helped the Trojans win back-to-back national championships in 2003 and ’04.” Idiot. Win. Win. Win.

    • Bruin 34

      Man you really are a genius. Show me where it says the NCAA recognizes SUC’s nattys? Nuff said! No team has never won one. It’s all mythical. Win the natty this year and……..oh that’s right. Sark is your coach. I’m out!

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Moron, just Google “USC WINS National Championship in Football”. You will see it. What an idiot.

        • Bruin 34

          Doesn’t exist dip sheit. Lookup how many NCAA championships USC has won that are recognized by the NCAA. Love how you can’t even answer the question about your own coach. Smh.

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            You are full of it. USA Today:

            It’s the first split national championship since 1997, when Michigan won the AP poll and Nebraska was the coaches’ choice. The Bowl Championship Series started the following season with the goal of determining an undisputed champion.

            The Trojans have been involved in three of the 11 split titles in college football history. In 1978, they won the coaches’ poll while Alabama won the AP poll, and in 1974, the coaches picked USC while the media picked Oklahoma.

            There’s a ton more. Idiot. Even this baloney: Ucla won the 1954 NC.
            You’re an idiot. Get it? Won Won Won

          • Bruin 34

            Is the USA Today the NCAA? I thought so. Where does it say the NCAA recognizes USC as a National Champion? Again I’ll ask you. I’ll wait……………

          • NOBSisdaMAN

            Sure, so there are NO Nattys in FB until the BCS.
            DREAM ON!

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

            The BCS was no championship, and neither will the new, four-team “playoff” be one — — but at least there’s a game (or two) involved.

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

      Joseph, most of us realize that your only purpose here is to agitate, but that’s dishonest even for you.

      You were perseverating on the NCAA’s official listing of football championships until I pointed out that even it calls them “National Selections.”

      I guess that’s a kind of progress.