UCLA Football Spring Practice Day 12 – Jim Mora Talks About The Progress Of The Team


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First things first, there was no new information about the quarterback competition. What UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora had to say after practice was in regards to the progress of the team as a whole ad it is the little things he likes to see being paid attention to.

Mora mentioned a lull in practice and the team adjusted on their own without having the coaches get on them about it. Mora said it then turned into a “fantastic practice”. He credits the nature of the team for turning the page in practice.

This is where the #BruinRevolution is going Bruin fans. There is a seriousness here. A leap is being made right in front of our eyes and it is not by chance. As Mora puts it, if the Bruins continue to practice like this, “they can be a really good team”. I think that is a bit of an understatement.

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Here is a brief rundown of what Jim Mora said after practice:

  • The defense has kept a lot of the same base defenses, but have also added a lot of new things.
  • He cannot reiterate how much he loves the “competitive practices”. The way they practice feels like “professional”.
  • WR Devin Fuller should play a lot on the outside.
  • Mora is impressed with the development of defensive linemen Matt Dickerson and Jacob Tuioti-Mariner.
  • There is “no” pecking order in regards to the quarterback competition.

Nov 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Myles Jack (30) rushes for a 28-yard touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Myles Jack Knocking It Up A Notch?

UCLA’s own Ironman, Myles Jack was taking his threat to a new level. As you may know, Jack is primarily a linebacker that has had a handful of carries as a running back in short-yardage situations. Well it looks like he is wanting to become a triple threat as he was taking punt returns in practice.

Mora was not aware of it and concluded that Jack just “loves to practice” and was not on the depth chart for returners, which apparently was a bit of a slip on his part.

Mora Does Not Know About Soso

Mora was asked about and said, “I can’t expand further on the comment we already made”. This was in regards to the arrest of five-star recruit Soso Jamabo in Texas on Sunday. Since then, Jamabo has been let go and has had his counts reduced from six to one, evading arrest,

Next Practice: Wednesday, 7 a.m.