Jim Mora Jr. has more than a decade of NFL coaching experience under his belt, but in 2012, he will take on the fairly challenging task of turning around the once historic football program at UCLA.
The Bruins finished last season with a loss to Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and a 6-8 record overall under former head coach Rick Neuheisel. Mora's hiring at UCLA came with its share of criticism from fans and analysts alike, but this may be the year the Bruins begin to rebuild.
Mora's energy and positive attitude sounds promising, and a favorable recruiting class makes the task at hand a bit easier. All the tools are in place for Mora to have a decent first year with the Bruins, but there are certainly no guarantees.
Instead, here are 10 bold predictions for Mora's first season with UCLA.