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Sep 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora talks with officials in the second half of the game against the Memphis Tigers at the Rose Bowl. UCLA won 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Mora Is Not [Expletive] Messing Around

Jim Mora is a football coach and if you have not heard football coaches during football practices than what Mora said this past week might surprise you.

It all started with the aforementioned tirade directed at Josh Rosen where a number of expletives were sent the freshmen’s way.

The next day, Mora explained himself and did not shy away from the true meaning of his words, especially when describing himself.

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“I am an asshole.”

Okay then. Well said.

“This is football. I am not going to change the way I coach just because there’s fans and media out here.”

That has been the case every year Mora has been at UCLA. There are always expletive-laced rants at individual players or groups. What I believe blew this out of proportion was the fact it was against the freshman Rosen who is said to be the future offensive leader of this team.

As GJB footballer Jake Merrifield wrote, “[Coaches] ease the group into training, teach until the recruits start to feel comfortable, and then they pull the rug out and really try to create some adversity.” So basically the coaches do very football things in a very football way.

If anyone has been to any college football practice, especially to a UCLA Mora-led practice, you know that this is nothing knew. Coaches yell and cuss and rant and rave. They say what they need to say, the team makes adjustments and everyone moves on. That is how teams get better.

Speaking of moving on… BACK TO SPAULDING FIELD!

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