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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Mora gets standing ovation at first meeting

By Blair Angulo

UCLA football players met new coach Jim L. Mora for the first time Tuesday following practice during a meeting that lasted nearly 30 minutes.

"He walked in and got an ovation from the whole team," junior quarterback Richard Brehaut said. "I think every one of us looks forward to getting to know him over these next couple of months and moving forward with him as a program."

Mora, according to one player, asked the team not to tweet about the school. A handful of UCLA players used Twitter last week to voice their displeasure about an issue with the distribution of their bowl checks.

"There's going to be some changes," Brehaut said. "He's going to hold guys accountable for every action -- whether it's on the field or in the classroom -- everything is going to be accounted for. Competitive greatness is something we're going to strive for every day.

"I'm excited for the change and excited to get to know him on a personal level," Brehaut added.