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08:17 AM ET 08.10 | UCLA Coach Jim Mora did his part during a radio appearance to turn up the heat on the crosstown rivalry. Mora, discussing recruiting on the Roger Lodge radio show, said he makes a point to tell parents how safe it is at UCLA, noting, "We don't have murders a block from our campus." The murder of two Chinese graduate students near the USC campus in April became international news. But Mora said Thursday that he was speaking only about the UCLA campus. "I just said our campus is safe," Mora said. ... "I didn't mention another campus. We don't have anybody getting murdered a block off of our campus. If anybody, whether USC or Cal State San Bernardino, is offended by the statement, then that's their insecurity, not mine."

Los Angeles Times

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August 10, 2012  08:41 AM ET

1. open mouth
2. insert foot
3. earn IDIOT description.

Here's your damn quarter svt.

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August 10, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Whoa, Jimmy! This is not the right year to say those kind of things to fire up your kids. Man.

August 10, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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the best performance IMO was that lady from Italy that was in the singles rowing yesterday's finals, she came in fifth, but, get this, she is 47 years old and not only made the Olympics but also made it through the heats and through the semi's to get to the finals, 47 she is and is fifth in the world. Great to see someone so young make it!

39 year old, grey haired bulgarian on the rings was pretty impressive too.

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August 10, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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39 year old, grey haired bulgarian on the rings was pretty impressive too.

And if I'm not mistaken, he also serves as the Chairman of their entire national Olympic Committee, in addition to training himself and the rest of their gymnastics team.

Busy guy. Impressive for sure.

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August 10, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Why UCLA isn't a top ten team every season is a mystery. Mora probably will be another 4 years of mediocre football.

Don't you know? UCLA is a state.

That's what some idiotic troll was trying to tell us all the other day...claimed he had a degree from Stanford...can you believe it.

LMAO!!! Some folks...lol

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August 10, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Mora is right. UCLA campus is beautiful and it's not exactly located in the poor district.

August 10, 2012  10:23 AM ET

And some Colleges don't have RACIST in high positions of authority, so maybe football players of color should not attend ucla (Mora was an idiot when he was in Atlanta and it appears nothing has changed).
UCLA Medical School Targets Black Surgeon with Racist Attacks (Video)

http://www.eurthisnthat.com/2012/05/21/ucla-medical-school-targets-black-s urgeon-with-racist-attacks-video/

August 10, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Fairly harmless comment, if you ask me. If this is what gets him into trouble, jeebus....

August 10, 2012  10:25 AM ET

By the way I was being sarcastic.

August 10, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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the best performance IMO was that lady from Italy that was in the singles rowing yesterday's finals, she came in fifth, but, get this, she is 47 years old and not only made the Olympics but also made it through the heats and through the semi's to get to the finals, 47 she is and is fifth in the world. Great to see someone so young make it!

Not so hard when there are only six in the world who do it!

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August 10, 2012  10:46 AM ET
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By the way I was being sarcastic.

Well, then that makes everything okay.

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