Mora Creating Waves at UCLA

LOS ANGELES -- He came to Los Angeles as a kind of reinvention of himself, a one-time whiz kid who in early middle age found himself having been fired as a head coach by not one but two NFL teams.

After his second firing, he caught his breath in the TV booth, working as an analyst while doing a lot of soul-searching about his next career move.

He eventually began to be drawn to the world of college football, pursued some opportunities and, in a case of being in the right spot at the right time, was hired by a big-name school in Los Angeles looking to re-establish its football credentials. And it didn't bother him that he wasn't the school's first or second choice.

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