UCLA slowly moving into new Wasserman Football Center

During the Wasserman Football Center’s construction, Jim Mora tried to walk through the future home of UCLA football as much as possible. Almost every day, he strolled through the construction site, watching as it took shape one room at a time. When days went by and he couldn’t see it, he asked for pictures, like a proud parent checking in on his child.

The head coach finally got to show off his prized possession Sunday during a private tour for players and their families before the facility’s official grand opening Tuesday.

It’s been a long time coming for Mora, whose contract extension in 2014 stipulated that if the school did not begin construction on a football-specific facility by October 2015, his buyout would be waived.

“It’s just very, very necessary to get this done to kind of keep up with what everyone else is doing,” Mora said Sunday, “and so I commend our chancellor and Dan (Guerrero) and everybody who put forth so much effort to get this building built. It’s spectacular.” Continue reading “UCLA slowly moving into new Wasserman Football Center” »

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