The internet is piling on UCLA coach Jim Mora after he dropped an ignorant bomb during a press conference Thursday announcing the hire of new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch from Michigan.
UCLA's Jim Mora: "I didn't really talk to anyone that runs a spread. As far as I know, spread teams have never won a national championship."
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) January 5, 2017
Apparently, Mora has not watched college football, as Urban Meyer won titles with Florida and Ohio State with the system, and Auburn won one in 2010. Heck, Nick Saban and Alabama worked the spread to win the title last season.
The response was quick and aplenty:
People forget that Urban Meyer won three national championships with his trademark Power I offense. https://t.co/IZNFhVzfDG
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) January 5, 2017
2010, when Auburn + Oregon played for a national title, comes to mind. Maybe he is auditioning for an NFL job. They like this stuff. https://t.co/XN0kjo5g8T
— Travis Haney (@travhaney) January 5, 2017
2015 Bama, 2014 Ohio State, 2010 Auburn, 2008 Florida, 2006 Florida, maybe even 2005 Texas? https://t.co/Pbt2abFjAf
— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) January 5, 2017
Um, how does Mora define the spread? Because Florida, Ohio State & Auburn won 4 national titles the way most people define the spread. https://t.co/oxYwFr5UBI
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) January 5, 2017
He must be quoting "National Media" articles that a grad assistant pulled for him. https://t.co/SYPcieDRSa
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) January 5, 2017
Dear Lord, he's gotta go. https://t.co/5mJLH31mFy
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) January 5, 2017
Jim Mora: Spread teams have never won a national title. pic.twitter.com/50xH470eSC
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 5, 2017
The Bruins went 4-8 this season.