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For UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, mentoring matters
For UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, mentoring matters

Theirs is a professional relationship that began with a shirt. "It was maroon, kind of a mock turtleneck," UCLA Coach Jim Mora recalls. Mora was the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator when the team drafted linebacker Jeff Ulbrich in 2000. Ulbrich arrived at the team's training facility wearing that shirt. "I didn't have a penny to my name and certainly I didn't own anything worthy of an NFL press conference," Ulbrich remembers. "Me and my wife went to the Men's Wearhouse and found the closest thing to 49ers red. It probably looked horrible." Mora left the 49ers in 2003, but by then the men had become so close that Mora...

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