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UCLA gets a chance to talk about its upcoming season on Thursday

Paramount Pictures presents “Pac-12 Media Day II” on Thursday.

Oregon, the team the media have picked to win the conference, had its klieg-light moment Wednesday. Now UCLA, the team picked to lose to the Ducks in the Pac-12 title game, gets its chance.

The Bruins, who are picked to win the South Division, will be one of six teams scheduled to answer questions from the media at the studios of Paramount Pictures. Quarterback Brett Hundley, linebacker Eric Kendricks and Coach Jim Mora are to talk about the season.

The day is set to begin with an address from Pac-12 Networks President Lydia Murphy-Stephans, to be televised live, though not to Los Angeles viewers who have DirecTV. The Pac-12 and the satellite television giant still have not reached a deal.

Mora, meanwhile, has already answered one question. Will linebacker Myles Jack continue as a two-way player and see time at running back this season?

“We will continue to use him on both sides of the ball,” Mora said. “He was such a great grasp of the defense scheme now that he can do more things on offense.”

Still, Mora said, “We have to be careful with him.”

Here is Thursday’s schedule

9 a.m.: Murphy-Stephans.

9:30 a.m.: Arizona State Coach Todd Graham, quarterback Taylor Kelly, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas.

10:10 a.m.: Oregon State Coach Mike Riley, quarterback Sean Mannion, linebacker Michael Doctor.

10:50 a.m.: Mora, Hundley, Kendricks.

11:30 a.m.: Washington Coach Chris Petersen, tackle Ben Riva, linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha.

12:10 p.m.: Stanford Coach David Shaw, quarterback Kevin Hogan, defensive back Jordan Richards.

12:50 p.m.: Colorado Coach Mike MacIntyre, receiver Nelson Spruce, defensive tackle Juda Parker.

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