Jim Mora, former UCLA HC, seemingly digs at Deion Sanders following transfer exodus
Jim Mora has been out of the Pac-12 coaching circle for a while now, but he seems to have some strong opinions on how a new coach in the conference is handling his first few months.
Mora seemingly took a shot at Colorado head coach Deion Sanders on Twitter Tuesday. He took issue with a tweet from an outgoing Colorado transfer who insisted Sanders told him to hit the portal but will not allow him to keep his practice tape.
Mora, without naming Sanders directly, alluded to the move being “fueled by paranoia” and insisted Sanders’ job is instead to “advocate for your student-athletes, current and past.”
Below is the transfer’s original tweet, followed by Mora’s:
Colorado TE Zachary Courtney tweeted that he was told to transfer but doesn’t have access to his old practice film to show potential new programs because “the head coach at CU won’t allow it.”
Buddy, things are getting bumpy in Boulder… pic.twitter.com/ZvfOjclkn9
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) April 25, 2023
Any coach that won’t allow a transfer to access film is operating from a place of complete paranoia. You really believe an opponent can gather info from random clips? @Realrclark25. Part of the job of a COLLEGE Coach is to advocate for your student-athletes…current and past! https://t.co/E2FlR3DP6w
— Jim Mora (@CoachJimMoraFB) April 26, 2023
Something strange seems to be going on in Boulder. Over 40 Colorado players have entered the transfer portal since Sanders was hired and nearly 20 of those additions have done so since Monday. Coach Prime foreshadowed this in December, but to see it actually come to fruition is truly bizarre.
Time will tell if this strategy works out of Sanders.