WATCH: Angry Jim Mora cuts off handshake with Bill Snyder
Jim Mora is apparently not happy about the ending of the Alamo Bowl, and it showed in the postgame handshake with Bill Snyder.
Something that happened in Friday night's Alamo Bowl between UCLA and Kansas State did not sit well with the Bruins' Jim Mora -- to the point that he brushed off legendary Wildcats coach Bill Snyder in the postgame handshake.
Mora would return after that exchange for a longer interaction in which he still appeared animated:
Mora was asked about the handshake (or handshakes) in the postgame press conference, but he did not acknowledge the apparent incident at that moment:
But with Twitter lighting up with criticism for his interaction with Snyder, Mora took to his own account to defend himself:
I will defend the safety of my players...forever.— Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) January 3, 2015
And despite his earlier assertion that Snyder was a "great man, [a] tremendous man," Mora also retweeted the following tweet from Bruina receiver Jordan Payton that labels something Kansas State-related "classless" (via hashtag):
Here's Brett Hundley's take on the situation:
The exact reason for Mora's and Hundley's objection is unclear. Via SBNation, here's the game's final play, on which a Kansas State player leaps over the line in an apparent attempt to force Hundley to fumble:
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