Earlier today Bruce Davis, a DE from Karl Dorrell era fired off couple of tweets blasting coach Jim Mora's pledge to put an end to "over the wall" (OTW) "tradition" at UCLA:
Who does Jim Mora think he is saying that he is going to change a tradition that has been in place since the late 70's...
If Mora is gonna come in changing **** like this it better translate to wins on the field. If not this is all just hot air. We shall see.
Davis has deleted those tweets. It appears that Marc Dellins got to him and he promptly deleted his rants. We did not save screenshots of those comments but they are out there and they provide good examples of the mindset of entitlement that has permeated this program in this past decade.
It's interesting to see Davis talking about "winning." He played a part in 13-9 and had that great clip blasting the Trojan loving sock puppets on ESPN. That was nice but his team followed it up with an ugly face plant against Florida State. During his time UCLA never won the Pac-10, never appeared in the Rose Bowl, and never came close to playing in any other New Year's Day bowl game. So we are not exactly sure how can Davis actually talking about generation "wins on the field" and living up to actual UCLA football "tradition" which used to be about winning Rose Bowls, instead of dreaming about ditching practice.
It's one thing when a legend like Randy Cross who won huge games at the Rose Bowl and was one of the main cogs of multiple Super Bowl winning franchises blasting UCLA's lack of commitment to football, it's whole another thing when an NFL journeyman who never led UCLA to any kind of championships defending a lame tradition to ditch practice.
We are fully behind Mora on this and we hope he forever gets rid of this mindset of entitlement in Westwood. Culture change at UCLA can't come soon enough.