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Jim Mora Era Begins at UCLA

Los Angeles Times

The Jim Mora era has begun with a #$@#.

In UCLA's first spring pads practice Saturday, in front of several hundred fans whose jaws need to be scraped off Spaulding Field, the new coach lit a fuse under the traditional Bruins culture and blew it to blue bits.

He cursed. Lordy, did he curse. At one point midway through the practice, he gathered his team around him and screamed at them for several long and loud profane minutes. He informed them that their effort stunk and invited them to leave the field if their effort continued to stink, all in words that made the grass blush.

He chased. He ran to slap the pads of players who made big downfield plays or sideline tackles. He ran to scream at players...

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