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Every staff has their own way of making sure that their team goes into their bowl game prepared. Because of the 15 on the field practices that you're allotted, a lot of that planning has to do with when, and sometimes where, your bowl game takes place.

Jim Mora explained how him and his staff have set up their routine after their practice on Saturday.

As he explains, him and the rest of the UCLA staff planned a few days last week of just "skills and drills" which mainly consisted of drilll work and 7 on 7. Mora added that they'll also have a couple "generic practices" which will consist of "UCLA vs. UCLA" before they start to focus on Baylor. Beyond that, they'll start to get into to some tougher practices (similar to in season practices), and game plan type stuff the four days before leaving for the bowl game so that they have everything installed when they get San Diego.

That way, upon arriving in San Diego, they can just focus on tightening things up while they're enjoying the rest of the bowl festivities. As Mora explains, it's very similar to the way that teams prepare for a Super Bowl.

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.