Los Angeles college football coaches have had some tough run-ins with the media this season, but coach Jim Mora Jr.'s battle with L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers might have been the worst confrontation of all.
Following UCLA's 35-17 loss to Stanford last week, Simers asked — in a somewhat confrontational manner — whether Mora has tanked the game in an effort to play Stanford again in the Pac-12 championship instead of having to face-high powered Oregon for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl.
Of course, Mora disputed the claim.
"I've never, in my life, stepped on the field to compete and not given my best. Nor will I ever," Mora said. "Read More »from Jim Mora Jr. gets into it with an L.A. Times columnist who questions whether UCLA lost to Stanford on purpose