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Jim Mora says get ready for more Myles Jack on offense in 2014

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UCLA head coach Jim Mora says linebacker Myles Jack will continue to be used on offense this fall.

“He’s gonna touch the ball on offense,” Mora said Monday. “Don’t know how many times, but he’ll touch it.”

Jack became a bit of a household name for many college football fans last season more because of his production and contributions on offense rather than his defense. Jack was fourth on the team in rushing with 267 yards on 38 rushing attempts, but he muscled in seven touchdowns on the ground, second only to quarterback Brett Hundley’s 11 touchdown runs. Despite being a freshman, Jack was among the leaders on defense as well. By the end of the 2013 season Jack racked up 76 tackles, 10 more than one of the Pac-12’s best linebackers,UCLA’s Anthony Barr.

Mora’s comments came during an interview discussing UCLA’s involvement with a documentary series to air on Pac-12 Networks this fall, “The Drive.” Similar in concept to HBO’s “Hard Knocks” or Big Ten Network’s “The Journey,” “The Drive” will follow UCLA’s football team throughout the fall.

The network could not have picked a better team to follow either. UCLA offers the perfect blend of talented players, engaging personalities and intrigue heading into the 2014 season. With a couple of players who could be among the most discussed players in the nation between Jack and Hundley and with a chance to make a run at the Pac-12 championship game for the third time in four seasons, UCLA could be the most entertaining story in the Pac-12 this fall.

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7 Responses to “Jim Mora says get ready for more Myles Jack on offense in 2014”
  1. thekatman says: Apr 28, 2014 10:20 PM

    He, he, he. That was funny!

  2. bobulated says: Apr 28, 2014 11:12 PM

    I love watching Jack play but I hope Mora doesn’t kill him; LB and RB are two of the most punishing positions on the field and Jack runs the ball with no regard for self-preservation. He’s a great talent and he’ll make a lot more money in today’s NFL as an LB than a RB. I only hope he can stay healthy and make it out of college in one piece.

  3. thekatman says: Apr 28, 2014 11:20 PM

    I agree with “con”bobulated.

  4. rolltide510 says: Apr 29, 2014 9:59 AM

    Kind of weird. It was fun watching the guy on offense, but I expected the offseason announcement to be that he was sticking to one position or the other. I’m all about making the most of talent, but D1 teams shouldn’t have to hand it off to linebackers, right?

  5. szgobruins says: Apr 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    Eddie Vanderdoes iS Going To Play Fullback and Run The Ball Too Just Like William Perry The REFRIGERATOR…..Jack And Vanderdoes Will Be Dominant Inside The 20 Yard Line As Long AS NOEL MAZZONE USE Trick Down and Out Pass Plays And Swing Passes Too…..GO LOS ANGELES BRUINS……#1

  6. thekatman says: Apr 29, 2014 11:11 PM

    Only proves Mora doesn’t have a decent FB, so he has to play defensive guys in the position. This is not a sign of trick plays, but of desperation.

  7. szgobruins says: Apr 30, 2014 12:52 PM

    Nate Lese Is The Answer……….And Vanderdoes……ALL GOOD

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