For a coach that is trying to build a program and change the culture, throwing a game this Saturday would send the wrong message to his team, ESPECIALLY coming off a huge win against USC. As a UCLA fan, I want them to to beat the tree, then hunt some duck. The ducks are beatable, we have a front 7 that can get pressure and an O that can score points, gives us a punchers chance of taking them.
From Mora's teleconference on Sunday.
Q: You know coach, I know you have said that you don’t pay attention to the scenarios, but going back to the NFL days, were you ever in a spot where the matchups in the playoffs were maybe more advantageous for you to lose a game toward the end of the season in terms of playoff pairings or seedings or what have you?
A: Are you serious?
Q: I think what he’s asking is, if you could either play Stanford or Oregon in that game and you could have an impact on that…
A: Are you talking about thinking about losing a game this Saturday?
A: No, no, no. Come on. Jiminy Christmas. If I thought that way, I should never be in this business.
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