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Senioritis isn't just for high-school students, or college academics. It's also for college football players, and since the 1980s seniors at UCLA "go over the wall" and skip one practice a year.
The long standing tradition of hopping over the south wall and ditching practice happened this past Tuesday and might just be the last time. New head coach Jim Mora will be taking over the reins on January 9th and has put his foot down that this tradition will end when he becomes head coach.
According to BruinBliz.com "It's completely unacceptable and it will not be part of the program going forward," Mora said. "It's a privilege, not a right to play football for the UCLA Bruins. With the commitment you make when you sign on to play here, comes a commit to do what's asked of you by your coaches on a daily basis. I can just tell you, in no uncertain terms, that that tradition will no longer be a part of tradition going forward."
UCLA has a rocky football team, down and out recently they are quickly falling off the radar of top notch teams. They are also rapidly falling behind their cross-town rival, USC. UCLA has only beaten USC once since 1998, and lost this year 50-0. I think Mora should spend a little less time worrying about this tradition and a little more time on rebuilding the team.
Mora should think about team mora-l.
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