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December 9, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has reached an agreement to hire former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim L. Mora, according to a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak on the subject. UCLA is expected to make a formal announcement on Saturday, and he is to be introduced next week at a news conference. Mora and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero were not available for comment. Mora was born in Los Angeles and his father, Jim Mora, was an assistant coach at UCLA in 1974.
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December 10, 2011 | Chris Foster
UCLA has reached an agreement to hire former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim L. Mora, according to a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak on the subject. UCLA is expected to make a formal announcement on Saturday, and he is to be introduced next week at a news conference. Mora and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero were not available for comment. Mora was born in Los Angeles and his father, Jim Mora, was an assistant coach at UCLA in 1974.
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October 9, 2005
In Sean Mitchell's article on positive coaching ("How to Win All the Time," Sept. 11), he wrongly attributes the quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" to Vince Lombardi. Although not everyone agrees on the quote's origins, I'm sure that it goes back at least to college football coach Red Sanders. Bill Seckler Corona
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December 9, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has reached an agreement to hire former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim L. Mora, according to a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak on the subject. UCLA is expected to make a formal announcement on Saturday, and he is to be introduced next week at a news conference. Mora and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero were not available for comment. Mora was born in Los Angeles and his father, Jim Mora, was an assistant coach at UCLA in 1974.
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October 30, 1996 | JIM HODGES
As part of Saturday's homecoming festivities in the Rose Bowl, UCLA will honor the 1946 Bruins, and Coach Bob Toledo will pay tribute to the late Red Sanders, who coached from 1949-57. On the first offensive play, the Bruins will peel from the huddle and head to the line of scrimmage in serpentine fashion, as they did under Sanders. "I talked to Sam Boghosian [who played for Sanders from 1952-54] and got some old film of how to do it," Toledo said. "It's my own tribute.
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October 31, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
UCLA again will take note of homecoming by coming out of the huddle for its first offensive snap today in the zigzag serpentine formation. "That's not my trick play," Coach Bob Toledo said. "That's my trick formation." He has done the tribute to Red Sanders, who coached UCLA from 1949-57, in each of his previous two seasons as coach. The Bruins went through a quick run-through of the move from the huddle to the line of scrimmage as part of Friday's practice.
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September 30, 1995
Here we go again with those spoiled Bruin fans. So what if UCLA's Rose Bowl hopes are dead in September--they've gone four times in 20 years, how greedy can you get? Hasn't Terry Donahue warned of the dangers of great expectations? And how about those injuries? Red Sanders, Dick Vermeil and Tommy Prothro sure were lucky. It's just so hard to recruit at legitimate academic institutions like Harvard, MIT and UCLA. Cheer up, Bruins. You've still got a shot at the Aloha Bowl. Now give me an eight-clap!
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September 10, 2005
Why should Karl Dorrell be judged by a different standard than his contemporaries? In his third season at USC, Pete Carroll won a national championship. In his third season at Cal, Jeff Tedford had the Bears in the top 10 and in contention for a BCS bowl, finishing 10-2. In his second season Tedford beat the aforementioned USC team. And Tedford inherited a team with a 1-10 record. Why should we expect and accept less from Dorrell? Both Carroll and Tedford proved it could be done. In fact, Red Sanders and Tommy Prothro each turned UCLA's football program around in his first year.
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November 30, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
What athletes eat before big games apparently does matter. The late Red Sanders blamed a UCLA loss to Stanford in 1951 on the team's pregame meals. According to "Stadium Stories," Chris Roberts' book about UCLA football, Sanders claimed someone at the Bruins' hotel in Palo Alto had purposely overfed his team. For the night before the game, Sanders had ordered New York steaks. But the players instead were served two-inch thick slabs of prime rib.
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September 4, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Bert LaBrucherie is the answer to this trivia question: Who was UCLA's football coach before Red Sanders? LaBrucherie, who died in 1986, was at UCLA from 1945 to 1948 and had a 23-16 record. LaBrucherie was fired a few months after a basketball coach named John Wooden arrived at UCLA. LaBrucherie went on to coach football at Caltech. "He could run more trick plays there, because the players could remember them," Wooden said.
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December 6, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
UCLA masquerades by day as a dream job in a dreamy location minutes from the beach and Rodeo Drive. The campus is sun-splashed and gorgeous and surrounded by swimming pools and movie stars. Jackie Robinson, Bob Waterfield and Troy Aikman graced these university grounds, so how come no outsider wants to coach the descendants? The search for Rick Neuheisel's successor drags on, like Igor and his chain, with prospective candidates drying up or seeking employment elsewhere. Checked off the list so far are Boise State's Chris Petersen (no surprise)
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December 3, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Is Mike Sherman now a candidate for the UCLA job? Jared Gibson Answer: Yes, have him get in line behind Pee-wee Herman. If UCLA tried to hire Mike Sherman, recently fired by Texas A&M, Bruins Athletic Director Dan Guerrero would have to make the announcement in a Sherman tank. Q: Why are you looking so far away? U-DUB Husky Coach Steve Sarkisian is perfect. He was born just five minutes away from UCLA. He coached at USC and will be a natural rival to Kiffin.
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June 18, 2010
Sebastian Horsley British eccentric had himself nailed to cross Sebastian Horsley, 47, a self-styled dandy and noted British eccentric who found fame by having himself nailed to a cross in the Philippines, died Thursday in London. Police did not give a cause of death, but British media reported that he died of a suspected overdose. Horsley's dysfunctional childhood and catastrophic personal life provided the fodder for his memoir, "Dandy in the Underworld," which describes his adventures in drugs, gambling, alcoholism, prostitution and high fashion.
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November 30, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
What athletes eat before big games apparently does matter. The late Red Sanders blamed a UCLA loss to Stanford in 1951 on the team's pregame meals. According to "Stadium Stories," Chris Roberts' book about UCLA football, Sanders claimed someone at the Bruins' hotel in Palo Alto had purposely overfed his team. For the night before the game, Sanders had ordered New York steaks. But the players instead were served two-inch thick slabs of prime rib.
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November 12, 2005
There's a chill in the air and the leaves are falling. Grocery store freezers are filled with turkeys; shelves are stocked with stuffing mix and mincemeat. Pilgrim and turkey cutouts adorn windowsills and doors. UCLA's football team was humiliated, 52-14. It must be November. DAVID PAGE Ventura It was the late coach Red Sanders who said: The essence of offense is blocking. The essence of defense is tackling. The essence of UCLA's tackling is the essence of barnyard.
MAGAZINE
October 9, 2005
In Sean Mitchell's article on positive coaching ("How to Win All the Time," Sept. 11), he wrongly attributes the quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" to Vince Lombardi. Although not everyone agrees on the quote's origins, I'm sure that it goes back at least to college football coach Red Sanders. Bill Seckler Corona
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November 12, 2005
There's a chill in the air and the leaves are falling. Grocery store freezers are filled with turkeys; shelves are stocked with stuffing mix and mincemeat. Pilgrim and turkey cutouts adorn windowsills and doors. UCLA's football team was humiliated, 52-14. It must be November. DAVID PAGE Ventura It was the late coach Red Sanders who said: The essence of offense is blocking. The essence of defense is tackling. The essence of UCLA's tackling is the essence of barnyard.
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April 5, 2003
Seven years ago, at Steve Lavin's hiring, I wrote to The Times comparing Lavin to Terry Donahue. The gist of the letter was that, like Donahue, Lavin would have some success but would never win the big one. In retrospect, it turns out I overestimated Lavin's impact. Undaunted, it appears to me that Ben Howland resembles another football coach from UCLA's past -- Red Sanders. I predict UCLA will be making regular trips to the Final Four and that before Howland's career at UCLA ends, there will be a 12th banner hanging in Pauley.
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September 10, 2005
Why should Karl Dorrell be judged by a different standard than his contemporaries? In his third season at USC, Pete Carroll won a national championship. In his third season at Cal, Jeff Tedford had the Bears in the top 10 and in contention for a BCS bowl, finishing 10-2. In his second season Tedford beat the aforementioned USC team. And Tedford inherited a team with a 1-10 record. Why should we expect and accept less from Dorrell? Both Carroll and Tedford proved it could be done. In fact, Red Sanders and Tommy Prothro each turned UCLA's football program around in his first year.
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September 4, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Bert LaBrucherie is the answer to this trivia question: Who was UCLA's football coach before Red Sanders? LaBrucherie, who died in 1986, was at UCLA from 1945 to 1948 and had a 23-16 record. LaBrucherie was fired a few months after a basketball coach named John Wooden arrived at UCLA. LaBrucherie went on to coach football at Caltech. "He could run more trick plays there, because the players could remember them," Wooden said.
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