UCLA Fires Jim Mora

UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora with his team in the tunnel prior to a NCAA college football game against the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

UCLA coach Jim Mora was fired a day after losing to USC. Who came up with the $12 million?

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  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    Wasserman came up with the money.

    • trojan_1972

      Good call. Or Branca.

    • gotroy22

      Where are gray stool , 86er and Owns aka Lavar Ball to give us their hot takes on the ruins football program in ruins?

      • Michael Guarino

        For a long time now, gt, Sunday has been their day of rest……
        #AndForGoodReason

        • gotroy22

          And hangovers….

        • Grammymb

          And Saturday too

          • Michael Guarino

            Exactly. Their Sunday observance starts on Saturday afternoon —-directly after the Bruins have completed their game.

      • Gabby

        USC students tore up the heads at the 5 guys. Owns and beefcakes are pulling a double shift to remediate the situation. Proud members of the toilet crew

        • gotroy22

          LOL!

      • JustOwns

        Hot take 22: Wes Goodman has a whole lotta love for you.

        • gotroy22

          Hot Take Lavar: I heard you had your official Democrat Party endorsed breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball nearby to keep your blood pressure below 220/140 during the game but you popped it during that fake punt return.

  • Sandy Underpants

    Those broke players who parents make 30k a year, according to Josh Rosen. Actually, I think it’s the California tax payers isn’t it? And they’ll be paying Chip Kelly’s 5 mil a year too, to go 5-6 every year. God Bless Jerry Brown. Can we raise gas prices another 100% to cover the UCLA football program?

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      Yeah, hire Chipper, he’s been good lately, LOL

      • gotroy22

        Sandy is a ruin troll so expect stupidity from her.

  • Paul Muad’dib

    Laundered money from china?

    • gotroy22

      Sunglass money!

      • Independent_George

        LOL!

      • Grammymb

        That’s a lot of inventory to stuff into your pants. Those guys were really good.

        • Independent_George

          Well, they were “luxury” sunglasses.

    • FightOn!

      This just in… Mora has turned down the recent opening as UCLA head coach

  • Michael Guarino

    How do you like that?! Just when USC fans were getting to like Mora. Can’t say the same about Rosen. He ‘s now saying that he thinks UCLA “won the game” [we know he likes Hillary’s politics —but Hillary’s approach to losing, too?]. Beyond that he’s calling his own teammates out for the “stupid mistakes” that prevented him from coming out on top.
    #AllClassAllTheTime

    • Sandy Underpants

      Well it was their fault. Rosen didn’t drop a bunch of balls (on camera) and clip people and cover kick offs. It’s all on the players not named Rosen. Rosen won that game, his team lost it. And Helton made sure it was close so nobody in the CFP will practice when they are facing the Trojans, and that’s where he’s gonna win it all. The Genius Clay Helton.

      • gotroy22

        LOL, sure you aren’t a ruin! Your sour grapes are hilarious.

      • Michael Guarino

        A lot of what you said is correct, Sandy. And it’s okay for YOU to say it. But I’m fairly sure the Bruin Team would prefer that their forever self-seeking starting quarterback not say it.

        • gotroy22

          Rosen was Jim Mora’s fatal mistake. Almost like ruin basketball coach Ben Howland with troubled but talented Reeves Nelson. Rosen once again cost the ruins the game, this time with that End Zone pick and fumble in the Red Zone. That hero complex of his is SO fun to watch…. you know he is going to blow it.

          • Michael Guarino

            …and, after he blows it, it’s SO fun to watch him slam both hands to his helmet in exasperation at the ineptitude of his teammates. NFL receivers love playing for quarterbacks like that. They just LOVE it.

          • gotroy22

            For such an allegedly smart young man, what did Rosen expect? The ruins ran an offense where the receivers were more like running backs who would catch the ball at the line of scrimmage and try to bull their way for yards. They had no decent downfield threat, sure handed receivers when they recruited him. It was a plan bound to fail. Without our TE Caleb Wilson, who transferred in, they would have had no one reliable to throw to this season.

          • Michael Guarino

            Rosen was bound and determined to play for a school that would listen to his non ending kindergarten views and say, “you know, we think he’s got something there!”
            #AndThatWouldBeUCLA

          • Pudly76

            The hero-victim or the victimized hero?

          • Michael Guarino

            Let’s go with plain, old “victim.”

          • JustOwns

            Classic 22 non sequitur: “That hero complex of his is SO fun to watch….”

            It’s much easier to watch a “Hero Yarn” unfold as a giant SUCC lie.

          • gotroy22

            Classic Lavar Ball- crying when you realized your ruins would be punked three straight under Rosen.

    • gotroy22

      I predict a year long book tour promotion of his 512 page tome entitled “What Happened”, a searing insider look at everything from his prima donna days at Bosco, to his hot tubbing days as the Hugh Hefner of the ruin dorms and his understanding he would start as a true freshman and not even pretend to be a student. It promises to get to the bottom of the Vast Trojan Conspiracy against his ruins with those mean Pac 12 refs ruining his last season..

      • Michael Guarino

        I think it’s time to be brutally honest, gt. There are about 700 reasons the Bruins lost (apart from scoring fewer points)—-they stretch from a “weaponized campaign of disinformation set in motion by the opposition” to USC’s team “driving a wedge between the poor and the middle class.”
        #….We’reAllToBlame

        • gotroy22

          Owns aka Lavar Ball is blaming the Russians!

          • Michael Guarino

            Correction, gt —-when he comes to, he’ll be blaming the Russians.
            #ThatWon’tBeForACoupleMoreHours

          • gotroy22

            “Making a coaching change is never easy, but it’s an especially difficult decision when you know that a coach has given his all to our university,” athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “Jim helped reestablish our football program, and was instrumental in so many ways in moving the program forward.” Moving On Up?

          • Michael Guarino

            I get it, gt —-you’re subtly pointing out how this same language can, at some point, be adopted by our A.D.
            #TheLessWork,TheBetter

          • SucKiffin

            He took Skippy place … only Kiffy and Sarky can ruin programs like Sippy

          • JustOwns

            That so 22? Why blame the Russki’s when you’re around.

          • gotroy22

            Your very very bad year continued to worsen, Lavar, when it was revealed today that Rachel Mancow lied when she claimed the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

            #Poor Lavar!Whataloser

    • Arturo

      “Foot meet mouth” needs to be Rosen’s motto.

    • Arturo

      Maybe that is the problem with UCLA, they think that they’ve won when, actually, they’ve lost.

      #MoralVictoriesmybehind

      • Michael Guarino

        Hate to say this again –but Rosen isn’t clear on the fact that he piled up too few of the things he needed —-i.e., points— to claim that he won. It’s kind of like Heavyweight Jerry Quarry once saying that he would’ve won had he not been knocked out.

  • FightOn!

    Other than that….how was your bday Chimp?

  • Lunderful

    As a USC alum I’m worried because UCLA will probably hire a good coach and we are stuck with…..

    • gotroy22

      They can’t go any lower than last in the Pac 12 South…can they? if they get blown out by Cal Saturday and CO beats Utah they will tie for last place.

      • JustOwns

        22, what’s x+1=2.

        • gotroy22

          Hey Owns aka Lavar Ball just woke up!

          • Michael Guarino

            Completely daffy prediction by Owns? He’ll just go the Homer Simpson route, “Oh, Marge —that was yesterday.”

    • schammer47

      Lunderful, We have a Championship Quality USC Football Coaching Staff. if you understood the game of college football, which you don’t, for Helton’s Trojans to be 10 and 2 at this juncture is nothing short of amazing. What you don’t understand, Lunderful, and this important, the 22 men on the field of play must be experienced, smart (well coached), efficient, and HEALTHY to win the PAC12 Title and the NCAA National Championship. An enormous number of Coach Helton’s 2017 Trojans suffered crucial injuries. Injured and not playing, replaced by inexperienced, lightly coached (very young), hence inefficient players on the first string. Without 3 healthy Offensive Lineman, losing three of you top receivers (includes #88), losing an excellent TB, three Defensive Lineman, your best LB and one Defensive back, should spell DOOM. Lunderful, not if your Coaching staff is a step ahead of the competition. AD Swann, your Trojan Football has everything to be proud of this season. Even with #63 at left guard, let’s beat Wisconsin in the Fiesta Bowl.

      • J.A.M.

        …..please please step away from the kool-aid clearly you have had too much…

        • Michael Guarino

          Personally, I think family members of the coaching staff shouldn’t be allowed to post.
          (But seriously), Aside from the Notre Dame game, USC wasn’t the victim of any more injuries than any other team in the top 25. Beyond that injuries don’t account for the lack of imagination on offense and the utter disaster we call our ‘secondary.’ Helton is far from an awful coach, but he’d inspire more confidence if he didn’t say things like “there’s no such thing as a perfect game” after almost getting his head handed to him by UCLA. Coach Saban would have been LIVID with the performance USC turned in yesterday. And that’s why his teams get better.

          • Trojans 6942

            Micheal I Understand some of your frustrations. But honestly, saying that they haven’t had more injuries than most in the top 25 is just wrong. I look at it every week. We had laundry list comparably speaking. Our high on IR was 24. We had on average 17 since the second game. Two of the three worst was the games we lost. Florida State, Florida but they are not top 25 teams and aren’t 10-2.

          • gotroy22

            How does USC’s injury list compare with the ruins and the rest of the Pac 12 teams?

          • Michael Guarino

            Ruin injuries are worse. They showed what they could do with an injury riddled receiving corps and front 7 yesterday.

          • SucKiffin

            Thank god most of ucla was injured … barely beat their 2nd team

          • Pudly76

            We were over 18 on first and second string, including our whole d-line, 60% of our o-line our two top running backs…

          • Michael Guarino

            I grant you most everything you said, Trojans 6942. But grant me this, it wasn’t injuries that prevented us from beating the spread against Western Michigan. That was our first game. And it wasn’t injuries that prevented us from beating the spread yesterday. We were healthy. Helton is far from a bad coach —in fact, with the right staff, he could be a very good coach—but he can’t use injuries as an excuse for the team under-performing this year.

          • Ben Factor

            IMO, he cannot attract the assistants he would need.

          • Pudly76

            Sorry Michael, but if I’m not mistaken Gustin didn’t play yesterday and Rasheem Green played hurt, missed practice most of the last three weeks, as did Nwosu, in addition we lost our left tackle in the first half yesterday, just sayin. But we did win, although not by much.

          • Ben Factor

            Against an even more injured UCLA team.
            Who does not play hurt in their 12th game?

            There is a factual inquiry to be made here. See my response above to 6942.

            No point in wandering in circles.

          • Pudly76

            Interesting that both schools use the Catapult gps system to monitor players during the season, but that goes to endurance more than just injuries. Although players worn down will be more often injured. The curious thing to me is the number of back injuries this year seems higher.
            Injuries fluctuate year to year in any program, last year we had many fewer, not sure why. I’d love to see the breakdown for each school on a yearly basis, it would go a long way in evaluating the strength and conditioning program.

          • Michael Guarino

            By the end of the season most everybody on the field is banged up. Green and, especially, Nwosu played well anyway. My point, though, is not that Helton has messed up an otherwise Championship Team — or that he couldn’t grow into being a fine coach. My point is that in every game this season, Helton almost cancels out all the good stuff he’s doing with this team by not recognizing when he’s in the middle of a critical situation.
            We’ll recover a fumble deep in scoring territory and he goes vanilla with 3 runs up the middle. It’ll be obvious that Imatorbhebhe isn’t right yet, but we’ll keep wasting down on him (don’t get me wrong, I love Daniel —but he didn’t have it against Colorado). Stuff like that —stuff that costs us points or first downs at important junctures of the games, causes concern. Helton will be impressive as hell and then call a needless timeout —only to have the team look confused when they get back on the field. It’s the little things that keep him—as good as he is– from being an elite coach.

          • Pudly76

            Only took umbrage with your “we were healthy” comment. You know, as I’ve mentioned to you before, I don’t care about the coach or coaches, and will not comment on them during the season. I do however comment on the factual basis of some of the arguments.
            Don’t care about personal opinions. Everyone has them and they come here to post, for either side. I don’t agree with many on both sides of the coaching issue, and as I’ve said to others many times, if you look hard enough you’ll find facts to support any side. To me, and again it’s just my opinion, but this discussion only causes derision and negativity. Others feel differently and more power to them. I know you feel strongly about the team.

            The new playoff format has greatly changed how many see college football and the programs they follow. Wasn’t that long ago that any coach tha wins 20 games in consecutive seasons would’ve been considered successful, and he still has a chance to win 22 and is deemed a failure by many. That I find curious. And a little sad, if only from a nostalgic standpoint.
            Have a nice day.

          • Michael Guarino

            Great post.

          • Pudly76

            For you my friend, anything.
            Don’t mean to come across as sanctimonious or dogmatic. Hardly that.

          • Trojans 6942

            One of us will be right in two weeks. I say the rest will make us see a different team. Will win by double digits and look good doing it. But I thank you for a healthy debate.

          • Ben Factor

            USC seems to me, informally, to suffer lots of injuries every year. You claim to follow stats.

            Here is my question for you, 6942: does USC steadily have materially more injuries than Stanford? If yes, Stanford is supposedly a leader in using new technologies to reduce injuries.

            If Stanford has consistently fewer injuries, what are they doing to get that result?

          • Trojans 6942

            That’s a great question. My suggestion wraps around that this team until this year has been limited with bodies but this year is a mystery. In the past they couldn’t get physical in practice which I believe actually helps cause injuries. Next yr wil be a better yr or at least I hope.

          • Arturo

            MG, you know I got your back and I mostly agree with u about the injuries. Injuries at key positions can, however, adversely affect a team more than others i.e. FSU

          • Michael Guarino

            True, Arturo —and very, very few people are calling for Jimbo’s head. We Trojan fans are pretty unforgiving.

          • SucKiffin

            Gomer will be in the chopping block very soon
            Just a poor product

          • schammer47

            Last year, Coach Helton’s Trojans got better on both Offense and Defense each and every game following the loss to Utah. Michael, You can’t have it both ways.

          • Michael Guarino

            True. (Personally, I wonder whether both Tee and Clancy know their days are numbered and are giving Clay 50% of their attention —because I agree with you, the team did get better every game last year after Utah….and I don’t but the stuff about the teams being weaker last year—-we beat teams that were loaded with talent and beat them good).

        • Trojans 6942

          I’m drinking it with a caveat, we need to replace some assistants.

      • Steve B.

        Sir , you don’t understand college ball. Alabama has lost a # of starters, and keeps on going. USC had almost all the players back for the ‘ruins on offense
        with Voorhes filling in nicely for Viane at the guard position. You must be high on something to come up with a statement regarding injuries. Offense scores only 3 TD’s against a team that gave up 44 to 58 pts. playing on the road in the five previous contests. The only injury that could have doomed the Trojans would have been to Sam Darnold. lHelton’s staff is mediocre, and Tee Martin is a lame play caller along with Tyson Helton.

        • Pudly76

          We lost our right guard last night in the second quarter, no?

        • schammer47

          “Sir, you don’t understand college ball. You must be high on something.” Steve B., It seems 97% of the Trojan Bloggers on SW’s Message Board and Steve B. don’t understand the significance of the
          2017 Trojan’s run of injuries. Injuries topping anything I’ve seen in my 55 years of playing close attention to Trojan Football. No, I’m not high on something and I resent the accusation. Your claim that Alabama gets by with injuries of this magnitude is nonsense. Edoga, Lobendahn, who had to be replaced by newcomer Hemsley early in the game, Burnett, Mitchell Jr, Imatorbhebhe, Anjeline, Carr are playing injured. On Defense, Green, Fatu, Rector, Marshall, Cam Smith who played the worst game of his career against the Bruins, incredibly slow a foot (injured ?) are playing injured., Missing: Talamaivoa, Toland iV, Tuipulotu, Gustin……Vorhees filling in nicely. Was Vorhees filling in nicely in games one, two, three, four,…twelve ? .

          • Trojans 6942

            Well said

    • SucKiffin

      If Chip Kelly ends up on campus … we won’t be laughing

      • Ben Factor

        If Kelly wants to coach CFB and to be in a city, you are so right. My instinct is he goes to U. Florida.

  • LamontRaymond

    It’s a net positive for the Trojans. Mora is a damned good coach.

  • Lunderful

    Mora will need the buyout dough to pay his daughter’s expenses at USC. This newspaper reported a year ago that his daughter attends USC as a full time undergrad. That fact must have made for an interesting recruiting visit if he ever tried to slam USC.

    • gotroy22

      And Skippy went to the USC Law School!

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        So did Walton

  • 04Trojan

    I think I called this the other day, didn’t I?

  • 04Trojan

    Side note: Wheeler getting PT for the Giants. That’s cool.

  • EncinitasBruin

    I’m relieved. He did a lot of good for the Bruin program, including killer new facilities—but it was obviously time. It would be ironic if a trick punt triggers a series of events that lands Kelly at UCLA.

    • gotroy22

      What soured you on Mora?

      • EncinitasBruin

        Several things, 22. To consistently land top 10-20 recruiting classes and rank dead last in FBS rushing D is inexcusable. Sloppy mistake-ridden football, lack of mental preparation… That’s the most talented 5-6 team in the nation… To go 9-14 the last two seasons… that’s coaching. great motivator and skills guy but not a coach to take a team to the CFP (which, as an alum, is my goal).

        • Michael Guarino

          Helton’s thinking right now, “Thank goodness, USC doesn’t require all that to keep your job.”

          • SucKiffin

            Gomer going to find out real soon. USC has standards … and he is below them

        • CORTEZ THE KILLER

          You really think Kelly is coming to ucla ? I think that’s remote. ucla better get on hiring someone before your whole recruiting class goes bye bye, already lost 5

          • EncinitasBruin

            Yeah, always a concern when you lose recruits like that. However, they were mostly 3-star guys and not the cream of the class. Our elite dual-threat Bishop Gorman QB Dorian Thompson Robinson is fully on board. The biggest hurdle to UCLA landing Kelly isn’t money, it’s UCLA’s tough entrance requirements.

          • gotroy22

            Could the ruins actually make a decent head coaching hire for the 1st time since 1973?

          • EncinitasBruin

            Mora for AD. Fire Gurreanimals.

          • trojan_1972

            Hard to believe that they made do with an 80 yard practice field.

          • Pasadena Trojan

            If you are a 5 star recruit, that 80 yard field would kill it for me. They don’t take football seriously over there.

          • Pasadena Trojan

            Tell that to Billy Joe Jackson who could neither read or write, but he could play football.

        • Arturo

          The Bruins underachieve- every year. The team has talent- every year.

          • EncinitasBruin

            So very true. The only time we overachieved was that bizarre year in the mid-00s when Drew Olsen channeled Troy Aikman his senior year and we went 10-2 after being picked to finish toward the bottom of the P12.

          • Arturo

            The cupboard will not be bare for the new coach. Mora tried, and succeeded for a bit, to change the culture in Westwood. It seems as though many UCLA coaches find some early success than fizzle. Why is that?

          • Pudly76

            Culture

          • SucKiffin

            Chimp teams played hard
            Just injuries and tough luck

          • EncinitasBruin

            Since Wooden, the culture has always been as a basketball school, but that began to change under Mora, whose legacy will be the Wasserman Center and bringing alumni $ into the program. The mentality is changing, and the next coach can build on that foundation. Money is no longer an issue for landing an elite coach; Wasserman has led the way with a new paradigm of giving to the program. Facilities are now top notch as well. We shall see.

          • Pasadena Trojan

            Mora was neurotic, crazy man. When he cups the def coordinator’s face, yells at the press, says crazy things, he is a legit looney tune. He should have stayed at ugly. He fit ugly to a tee.

          • Jack B

            66-19 loss to USC that year. It was a very bizarre ucla season. You won squeaker after squeaker and even thrashed OU in the Rose Bowl.

            Didn’t he get arrested for DUI, or was that someone else?

          • Laker Rod

            It was indeed bizarre because the dumb UCLA fans and Karl Dorrell himself was about to name BEN Olson as the starter over Drew Olson in 2005. 99.9% of UCLA Bruin fans wanted Ben Olson. Don’t try to deny it. I was practically the only person on BruinGold and other boards who said DREW Olson should be the starter in 2005.

            There is no way Ben Olson would have led UCLA to that 10-2 season.

        • Laker Rod

          Well…how did UCLA end up dead last? Your problem and the rest of the dumb Bruin fans is that you can’t figure it out.

          You forgot to add to the part where UCLA consistently lands top 10-20 recruiting classes AND plays them as true freshmen and even STARTS two more this year in Holmes and Phillips.

          And yet again it’s proven they were not even the better guys. Wade is better than Phillips right now and Collin Samuel is better than Darnay Holmes and these dumb UCLA coaches couldn’t even see this.

          Taking 5 linebackers in 2013 and playing them all as true freshmen. 1. Myles Jack 2. Isaako Savaiaena 3. Cameron Judge 4. Deon Hollins 5. Jayon Brown.

          Then even after this the dumb UCLA coaches play and start Kenny Young as a true frosh and 99% of you dumb Bruin fans agreed with all of these moves and even promoted them and you know it.

          You do realize if those 2013 LB’s redshirted they would have still been on the team in 2017…right? Think about it.

    • Grammymb

      Trick punt? Explain that please.

      • Pudly76

        The fake on the punt that we scored on in the first quarter?

        • EncinitasBruin

          Yeah, what Pudley said ☝️

    • Laker Rod

      It was time. LOL!! It’s time for you dumb UCLA fans to finally figure out that UCLA is going nowhere by continually playing so many true freshmen. Yet again…a ton of true freshmen play and they all pretty much did NOTHING.

      Darnay Holmes is a joke as a true frosh. Phillips hardly did anything also. What did Boss Tagaloa do as a true frosh or even true sophomore?

      The only UCLA players who tend to do well are the upper classmen. When you see a gang of redshirt seniors contributing for UCLA then you will know we have gotten somewhere. I guarantee it.

  • Trojans 6942

    I don’t think it’s going to be Chip Kelly. If it is they better hustle. Florida insiders say that Florida’s plane is scheduled for Bristol Conn. tomorrow. Mike Riley?

    • gotroy22

      Guerrero turned down Riley for Duh-rell over a decade ago!

      • Trojans 6942

        Well guess what for those who hate Kiffin, you may hate more soon. It would make perfect since. He has contacts with the high schools he knows the area. He knows the pac 12.

        • CORTEZ THE KILLER

          And he’s a scumbag, sounds like a perfect fit

          • Trojans 6942

            I agree but that scumbag would like to stick it to us.

        • EncinitasBruin

          Would never happen. We hate Kiffin second only to USC fans (well, and Tennessee fans).

          • Trojans 6942

            Well trust you more about UCLA than me

          • SucKiffin

            Best thing Kiffy would die for that job … his ex wife is out here having the time of her life and it’s killing Goatboy while he is stuck at some crap school with 2,000 fans watching

          • Pudly76

            Would he get a coed in his contract too, like mora?

          • fast fred

            Just like PC? But I’m sure you didn’t know anything about that!

          • Pudly76

            Oh my, quick stick, what’s up? Couldn’t care less. Not about PC or mora.. but you I care about. Started taking that little blue pill yet? Maybe your gf will let you change your handle!!

          • Jack B

            No reason to hate Lane Kiffin, who was 2-1 vs ucla and beat you 50-0. He had to coach the Trojans with his hands tied behind his back by the NCAA.

            The Kiffer would probably be a killer at ucla. I pray you never hire him. Talk about a killer instinct! His ultra-immediate rebound at FAU will land him wherever he wants within a year.

        • SucKiffin

          Big deal … Kiffy can’t coach
          Ever watched his teams , they quit on him

          • Pudly76

            We get it, just let it go. He’s gone and he’s never coming back.

      • Pudly76

        Well as long as guerrero is making the choice we’ll be good. Let’s look at his hiring history for football coaches. A who’s who of coaches.

        • carter

          With choices such as Toledo, Dorrelll, NewWeasel and now Mora, might it be time for the ruins to consider the qualifications of those doing the hiring?
          Just a question…

          • Pudly76

            Many at ruinville have no question about it. Flew a plane with a banner over the Rose Bowl demanding both be let loose of their responsibilities.

          • JustOwns

            Of course UCLA didn’t hire Paul Hackett, Sark the Dipso or fire Kiffy in a borrowed LAX office. 5 and 3 on 22.

          • gotroy22

            They just fired Mora on his birthday! Nice!~

        • EncinitasBruin

          Aikman and Wasserman are on the search team so this search has a different wrinkle.

          • Pudly76

            Hard to get rid of the AD of the year? What happens if he’s replaced in a year, AD may want his own guy? AD’s are tied at the hip to their coaching choices, especially football, no?

          • gotroy22

            If I was Wasserman I’d demand Guerrero resigns. They don’t even win in Olympic sports any more.

          • Pudly76

            Exactly right. Thank heavens you’re not Wasserman.

          • gotroy22

            Yes we like things mediocre over there.

          • JustOwns

            You aren’t, you’re a Moron stooge with a jones for Goodman’s sword.

          • gotroy22

            You are the Moron stooge who still wears his knee pads and services your master BJ Clinton. On your knees, intern!

        • trojan_1972

          Nice!

  • Thinker

    Offer up Gomer

    • schammer47

      Whose Gomer ? Be specific next time, Idiot………I mean Thinker.

  • Rock2112

    If your team chases a fake ball, you get fired. Even on your birthday.

    • Michael Guarino

      Especially if it’s the first time in football history that any team couldn’t follow the flight of their own kick….
      #NewContactLensesForEverybodyOnUCLASpecialTeams

      • gotroy22

        Owns aka Lavar Ball is being his typical Sore Loserman self as usual. You think he would try doing the opposite for once in his long waste of life.

        • Michael Guarino

          Ha! Anything other than the sore loser bit would be such a breath of fresh air —-even it weren’t for real.

    • Arturo

      Post of the day.

    • Eastern Ave.

      Now that was funny!

  • USCDAN1986

    Ucla can forget Kelly, he is a heavy lean to Florida.. No tax state.. Ucla will not pony up $10 million. Chip will be had for $ 9 mil ..Florida is in the driver’s seat ..

    • SucKiffin

      They could careless .. when they retire they will move to Florida

  • ItsAllAboutTheBall

    Please hire Lane Kiffin…PAC12 needs the Exposure

  • Sas

    No way????

    Are you serious???

    But why????

    Why!!!!!???????!!!!!!

  • Sas

    Chip Kelly is not the answer ucla.

  • Sas

    According to Pollack and howard……..

    “The college game has past up Kelly and his offense”

    • Pudly76

      Did you have fun yesterday??

  • Fred Sampson

    If UCLA hires a proven college football coach, then USC has something to be concerned about, especially if Clay Helton stays put .

    • RegalTrojan

      Yes, at least until we find out who’s coming in. It’d be a big relief if it was Mr. T or better yet Ty Helton. LOL!

    • Jack B

      That’s a big IF. When was the last time ucla went outside and hired a proven college coach. It’s never happened actually, unless you go back to the days of Red Sanders.

      ucla’s far from out of the woods here. And just because Troy Aikman is involved means nothing. He’s just a name who knows a lot about he NFL. College, where he could never beat USC, hasn’t been his gig for a long time.

      • Fred Sampson

        Lmao.. true, but I didn’t know Troy Aikman was involved, nevertheless, UCLA is a great job if they hire the right person

        • Jack B

          Nobody has ever been able to crack the underachieving football culture problem at ucla. Nobody. It’s like the bruins’s undiscoverable Holy Grail. Vermeil was there and gone for such a short time, he never established anything. Donahue never aimed high enough. He was good, never great.

          And ucla is a long time hoops school that’s obsessed with the long dead Wooden and trying to succeed in a city owned by USC football. Those are big hurdles to little gutty football success and that’s why ucla never wins consistently. This is no secret.

          You want to coach at PITT when PSU is there? How about Indiana or Purdue instead of Notre Dame? ucla is always in USC’s football shadow and 28-23 was just another nail in the little gutty football coffin. As soon as we got off sanctions, USC started hammering, or as just happened, torturing, ucla football – again.

          ucla football isn’t an easy job and the program is always viewed as one filled with super-talented underachievers who don’t develop and accomplish diddly.

          A lot of coaches don’t want to mess with that, especially with the big gorilla, USC, only 10 miles away.

  • Julio

    Sorry to see him go.

  • Laker Rod

    Jim Mora what a dummy. Goes with true freshman Josh Rosen in 2015 and that’s all you have to say which led to his and UCLA’s demise.

    The fact that he and his coaching staff got no relevant QB in their opinion between Brett Hundley and Rosen shows his true colors right there.

    I called it in 2015. All the dumb Bruin fans claimed Mora was doing the right thing going with 5 star Josh Rosen and dummies like 88Straight believed Rosen as a true frosh could lead UCLA to a conference championship. LOL!!!

    Then these same dumb UCLA fans thought 5 star Darnay Holmes and Jaelan Phillips were going to be a huge upgrade for the UCLA. D. LOL!!!

    The UCLA D played better with Phillips out and even with Holmes out. Holmes has gotten burned all year long.

    Rosen still making stupid mistakes also. There is no doubt there is talent on UCLA’s team but again dumb coaching has led to yet another mediocre season.

    UCLA needs to FIRE Dan Guerrero. He’s totally incompetent. 3 head football coaches and 3 firings. Karl Dorrell, Rick N. and now Mora.