Torian White removed from team

Coach Mora says Torian White no longer on team.

Jim Mora announced Torian White has been kicked off the team.

— Edward Lewis (@EdwardLewisBSR) April 1, 2014

Put the Brakes on USC

1. Let me stipulate that Steve Sarkisian is a talented coach who didn’t get sufficient credit for the resurrection of Washington football. But the expectations that Sark will pick up USC and deposit it into the top 10 are shortsighted. The coach might be new, but the Trojans are still operating under NCAA scholarship reductions. USC still has fewer players than the other contenders, and more of the Trojans are young and inexperienced. A team with one quarterback who has taken a college snap (sophomore Cody Kessler) is headed for the playoffs? USC’s margin of error remains too thin.

From Ivan Maisel 3 Point Stance on tWWL

If you hire TIARA, this won't be a problem

"We're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI."

Barking Carnival w a great perspective on Texas/Mora

He's at exactly the right job. Great recruiter, has embraced the college environment, good player relations, and has restored pride to the Bruins in a medium-expectation environment. Sky high expectations, relentless pressure, and the constant criticism at Texas might reveal the NFL Jim Mora of Atlanta and Seattle who was an embarrassingly petulant weenie. I'm happy for the guy. I hope he has the good sense to stay in a sweet spot.

Scipio Tex at Barking Carnival

2013 Special Teams Coordinator of The Year: Jeff Ulbrich

Congratulations to Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Ulbrich on receiving the Footballscoop 2013 Special Teams Coordinator of The Year. Great job by Coach Ulbrich as well as special teams assistants Michael Ghobrial and David Allen.

UCLA Football

Seattle Times Columnist Exposes Mediocre Sark (aka "Seven Win Steve")

Five years ago, if Washington had hired the best assistant from the staff of, say, Texas, and he’d gone 24-21 in league games at the UW, does he get a sniff from the Trojans? Or think about it like this: In the Apple Cup the other day, Washington State was at its own 28 with 5½ minutes left, down 20-17. If it had driven the length of the field, scored and won the game, and the Huskies go 4-5 in the league, can USC hire Sarkisian? If it can, then John McKay, John Wayne and Howard Jones just flinched, in unison, in their graves.

Bud Withers (The Seattle Times)

John Wilner highlights tough choice for Haden and Southern Cal

Steve Lavin problem of the century: USC athletic director Pat Haden.

I saw Haden in the Coliseum tunnel after the game and his elation was unmistakable, but the pressure to make Orgeron the permanent coach is mounting by the win. John Wilner at College Hotline

Depth issue - not an excuse for the Trojans

With the exception of one snap for Torin Harris, the USC defense featured only 12 players over 60 minutes. Clancy Pendergast swapped NG Antwaun Woods and S Dion Bailey in-and-out depending on the down-and-distance, but the other 10 starters never came off the field despite the grueling, physical nature of the battle.

The Ripsit Blog (Southern Cal's official site).

"Inside UCLA" Notes: Big ups to Bruins' rushing defense

UCLA did well against running back Bishop Sankey, holding the Doak Walker semifinalist to 91 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries (3.4 yards on average). The junior’s longest run went for just nine yards. He leads the country with 17 runs of at least 20 yards, and has two 50-yard runs.

Jack Wang (Inside UCLA).

Do Bruins still have a "Malibu mentality" under Mora?

[I]f UCLA coach Jim Mora hoped his Bruins would be spitting mad after losing their last two, he wound up getting mad. The Bruins opened the game with some of that Malibu mentality that plagued them in some of their mediocre past.

John Henderson, Denver Post. [Emphasis ours]

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