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The Bruins are off this weekend, but head down to Arizona State to play next Saturday, and Jim Mora wants his guys getting some extra film time in tonight by watching tonight's broadcast of the Oregon and Arizona State game.

At the end of practice today, Mora encouraged his guys to watch the conference foes go at it and to try to get a edge on things like the snap count or get a feel for their offensive and defensive tempo and the overall environment down at ASU. 

Mora also told the players to listen carefully to the analysts when talking with the coaches because coaches have a tendency to "spill the beans" when it comes to philosophy and personnel packages that they may like or dislike.

During his time as an analyst, Mora explained that coaches would often give him nuggets of information on air that would help with the broadcast and that coaches would "send messages through the analysts to people that are watching the game."

Hmmm. Interesting perspective from someone who has been on both sides of the fence.

Just a reminder to listen extra carefully tonight, you may pick up on a few things if you're paying close enough attention.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.