Ulbrich walked toward Mora and followed him, then handed over his playcard and removed his headset.
“How many of you guys have ever been on the sidelines coaching a game at any level?” Mora said. “I go to my kid’s pee wee game, and coaches are “Arrgh!” — grinding. And it’s a game in front of 12 fans. Continue reading →
PASADENA >> Oregon’s visit to the Rose Bowl on Saturday went so well, it turned its own fumble into a touchdown.
Early in the third quarter against UCLA, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota took the snap on second-and-10. He bobbled it, letting it bounce a few feet forward and to the left.
But with no Bruin defender anywhere near him, the Heisman candidate simply scooped the ball back up in stride and ran around 20 yards untouched to the end zone. Capping a 10-play, 80-yard drive that gave Oregon an 18-point lead, it was just one of many disastrous moments in UCLA’s 42-30 loss.
The Bruins have now lost six straight games to Oregon — two under third-year head coach Jim Mora — but Saturday’s mess was arguably the most discouraging of them all. Continue reading →
A penalty against UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes in the second quarter will be reviewed further by the conference, said Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott.
Vanderdoes appeared to throw a punch at Oregon running back Thomas Tyner on the bottom of a pileup. He drew a 15-yard penalty — giving the Ducks an automatic first down on what would have been third-and-3 just past midfield — but was not ejected.
Oregon scored five plays later, when Marcus Mariota threw a screen pass to Tyner for a 21-yard gain and a 15-3 lead. After the play, UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich also got into a heated argument with head coach Jim Mora, handing over his headset.
Scott said at halftime that he already has a video clip of what happened on Vanderdoes’ penalty.
“Anything that could possibly be a fighting act is reviewed by the conference office,” he said. “That’s something we’ll certainly take a look at on Monday.”
UCLA basketball has landed its second 2016 commitment in unranked guard Kobe Paras.
The 6-foot-5 wing sat out his first season at L.A. Cathedral after moving from the Philippines, and will make his U.S. high school debut as a junior next month. Paras helped the Philippines to a gold medal in the FIBA Asia Under-18 3×3 championship in May 2013.
He is the son of Benjie Paras, a former two-time MVP center in the Philippine Basketball Association.
I have made my decision…
I'm really happy to say that I have committed to UCLA!