A contrite Myles Jack faced the media music Wednesday, in his first interview since being tossed out of UCLA football practice Monday.
Jack was thrown out for a inflammatory verbal taunt hurled at tackle Caleb Benenoch. He called it a "lesson in growing up."
"That was embarrassing," Jack said. "My mom called me. She wasn't too happy about that. I just got to control my temper. We're hot out here and we're all going hard and everything. I just have to be better in that situation."
It was a reminder to Jack of the microscope he is under. The sophomore linebacker, who has also played running back, became a high-profile player last season, when he was named the Pac-12's offensive and defensive freshman of the year.
"Never again," Jack said. "That was the old me. I've changed."