UCLA Football To Be Featured In Second Season Of Pac-12 Network's "The Drive"
UCLA's football team will be the "featured participant" on Pac-12 Network's second season of "The Drive," an in-depth, documentary-style show "chronicling the behind-the-scenes aspects of Pac-12 football," according to Ryan Kartje of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Like on HBO's "Hard Knocks," cameras will "follow the Bruins through much of the upcoming season, going inside the locker room, inside the huddle, and behind closed doors." Last season, the show followed both Arizona State and Cal. The net will "run 15 30-minute episodes beginning in September -- all of which will run concurrent with UCLA's season." UCLA football coach Jim Mora Jr. had "initially expressed some concern" on KLAC-AM last week about the "idea of having cameras chronicling UCLA's private moments and serving as a distraction this season." But yesterday, Mora had "changed his tune, explaining that working with the conference had 'eased his concerns' a bit." Mora explained that he will have "full editorial control" of the show. He said, "If something goes on the network that I haven't approved, that'll be the last show. I'm not worried about that" (OCREGISTER.com, 4/28).