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Mora Goes Madden: UCLA Football Coach Explains The Issues Of Evading A Pass Rush

UCLA's Football Coach Jim Mora explains what can happen when trying to evade the pass rush with slant routes.

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In our article asking what your question to Coach Mora would be, Seth Chandler wrote: "I want to ask Mora why they never ran quick slants over the middle when the rush was coming up the middle."

That seems to be one area of the UCLA offense which has caused much consternation for the readers of Bruins Nation.

It's something which always seems to come up in comments whenever the offense has a bad game.

At lunch today, I sat down with the UCLA beat writers and asked Coach Mora this question. Some may not like his answer, but, at the very least, it was amusing and Maddenesque. The only thing missing was him shouting "Boom!" and "Wap!" every third word which would have been appropriate since Batman is a Warner Brothers property.

Seriously, he gave a very serious and very intricate explanation which I'm sure you will all appreciate. And dissect better than a frog in biology class.

There may be a reference in the video to something Coach Mora said in his press conference. He referenced the fact that Virginia is "going to be seeing a quarterback that's never taken a snap." (h/t to Chris Foster of the LA Times for pointing that out). That seemed to confirm that Josh Rosen will be the starting QB but Coach Mora backs off that particular quote here.

Anyway, here's the video:

So, for what it's worth, there you have it.

Go Bruins!!!