2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: UCLA
Jim Mora, 2nd Year (9-5, 9-5 Career)
Named the 17th head coach in UCLA football history on December 10, 2011...In first year as a head coach at the collegiate level, led the Bruins to a 9-5 record, a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game after being crowned 2012 Pac-12 South Division Champions, and an appearance in the Holiday Bowl...Nine wins were a school record for most wins by a first-year coach...Came to UCLA after spending part of 2010 and most of 2011 as an analyst and contributor for the NFL Network and the NFL on FOX...Brings 26 years of NFL coaching experience, including four years as a head coach, leading the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-06 and the Seattle Seahawks from 2009-10...In his rookie season as head coach of the Falcons, guided the team to an 11-5 record in 2004, becoming just the eighth rookie coach in NFL history to win 11 games.
Xavier Su’a-Filo, OL, 6-3, 304, JR
Started all 14 games for the Bruins at left guard, contributing to an offensive unit that ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 2,671 rushing yards as a sophomore last year….Was first team All-Pac-12 and a third team AP All-America selection in 2012 after helping RB Johnathan Franklin break the school single-season rushing record…Spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons serving a two-year Mormon mission…Started all 13 games at left tackle as a freshman in 2009 and became the first Bruin to start a season opener on offense…Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention and was voted a co-recipient of the John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award as UCLA’s rookie of the Year.
Anthony Barr, LB, 6-4, 245, SR
Switched to the defensive side of the ball in the spring of 2012...Started all 14 games for the Bruins at outside linebacker, leading the team in sacks (13.5) and tackles for loss (21.5)...83 tackles were second-best on the team...Ranked in the top ten nationally in total sacks (2nd overall) and sacks per game average (.96, 8th overall)...Honored as an All-Pac-12 first team selection and named to the Associated Press second-team All-America team...During sophomore season in 2011, saw action in 12 games, starting seven at full back...Rushed seven times for 24 yards and one touchdown...Caught two passes for 14 yards and a touchdown...Appeared in 12 games with four starts as a true freshmen in 2010.