Jim Mora of the UCLA Bruins is off to a good start on his first real month on the job in Westwood. His recruiting style has impressed many top recruits to the point where UCLA will be a solid challenger for the conference crown if he gets the coaching down right. It's definitely been an exciting month to be a UCLA football fan.
But now Coach might need to simmer down just a little. He might be going a bit overboard with establishing his credentials, as evidenced by an interview he just did with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"The bottom line is this: The last time the Falcons won a playoff game, I was the head coach," Mora told the AJC. "Kids remember that game, the 47-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams. A lot of kids around Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the Southeast follow the Falcons. They know that was the last time that the Falcons have won a playoff game.
Ah yes Coach. I remember too that win over an 8-8 Rams team that was heralded as one of the greatest football teams ever to go 8-8. I'm sure everyone also remember Mora's record after that playoff win, which was a grand 20-29.
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