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Jim Mora has UCLA at 6-2 on the year.
It was reported last December that incoming UCLA head coach Jim Mora didn't like the ditching tradition at UCLA. The tradition saw senior football players ditching practice because it was tradition.
While nobody can blame the former Bruins players after multiple seasons of mediocrity, Mora brought something the Bruins are responding to.
Sitting at 6-2 this year, the Bruins won't win a Pac-12 title, but things are looking bright again.
The Bruins squeaked out a win over Arizona State Saturday, but they showed their will to fight down to the final whistle.
For a coach like Mora, that's all he wants out of his players. And that's exactly what he got.
Each year the Bruins will continue to improve. By 2014, Mora will have the Bruins in the thick of the Pac-12 race every year.
I don't think any players will be ditching practice now.