UCLA Bruins wide receiver Shaquelle Evans raise some eyebrows in the Los Angeles area this week when he shared in an interview how gleeful he was to see the USC Trojans struggle. In case you missed his comments, here’s what he had to say:
Beating them last year, and knowing we’re going to beat them again this year. Especially two years ago, when they beat us 50-0, we owe them a little bit. … This year, we’re going to try to embarrass them, honestly.
It’s so much fun, just seeing them struggling. Like how we used to struggle, now they’re struggling. It’s awesome to see that. I hate them (Inside UCLA).
When asked about his thoughts on Evans’ statement, UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora said he was unaware of the situation:
We’re worried about New Mexico State University right now. I don’t follow some of that stuff. I didn’t see that. I’m worried about New Mexico State University.
While it is a tad unbelievable that Mora would be completely unaware of what Evans said, the one-game-at-a-time attitude Mora is preaching is fairly standard (and important). Though the New Mexico State Aggies are atrocious on defense, quite literally one of the worst teams in the country, UCLA can’t afford to look ahead to future opponents. That’s the exact type of attitude that leads to losing what should be easy games (right, OSU Beaver fans?). Still, Evans comments are pretty harmless and should provide a bit of extra intrigue when his Bruins square off against the Trojans at the end of the season.
[Source: Inside UCLA]