UCLA ready to begin first season under Mora

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jim Mora made no big promises when he took over as UCLA's head coach, vowing only that he would make fans proud.

With his first season at the helm almost upon him, Mora will soon get a chance to show whether even more modest goals are within reach of a team that hasn't appeared in the Rose Bowl in 13 seasons and is overshadowed by Southern California, the behemoth across town.

Mora said it hasn't been difficult getting his players to buy in and believe in the new system.