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Reaction after UCLA fired head football coach Jim Mora on his 56th birthday

By in Press Enterprise on November 19, 2017

By James H. Williams

Less than 24 hours after losing to rival USC, UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora. It just so happens to be his 56th birthday as well.

Really not great 56th birthday for Jim Mora today. #UCLA fires the head coach one day after his third straight loss to USC https://t.co/W92pHh0G8k

— Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@thucnhi21) November 19, 2017

UCLA head football coach Jim Mora has been relieved of his duties. https://t.co/LwnEsKojmW pic.twitter.com/P4juhm43dQ

— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) November 19, 2017

Reaction from current UCLA players:

I just wanna say it was a honor to play for that man, he made all my dreams possible smh 🙏🏽.

— Jaleel Wadood (@W4DOOD_) November 19, 2017

Wow.

— Greg Rogers (@CityBoyGreg) November 19, 2017

Coach Mora had more passion for the game of football than anyone I’ve ever seen, and he poured his life into it. I will forever be grateful to him for believing in me early, and giving me the opportunity to play here at UCLA. I wish you the best coach 🙏🏾

— Jaelan Phillips (@JJPhillips15) November 19, 2017

Thank You Coach Mora for everything. I️t was a honor playing for him.

— Keisean Lucier-South (@KLSouth11) November 19, 2017

Blessed to have been able to play for a man with a true knowledge and love for the game. You are appreciated coach💯

— JWils (@Jwils247) November 19, 2017

This one hurt I’m not even gone lie. Coach Mora gave me an opportunity to excel on and off the field and I’m forever grateful. My right hand guy pic.twitter.com/DW7albG95b

— Adarius Khyree […]    

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