Security was sparse at UCLA's football practice Tuesday.
The workers the school employed to guard the practice field before the Bruins played rival USC in 2012 haven't been seen in a few years.
Even the rhetoric has been dialed back. Jim Mora, UCLA's coach, used to routinely refer to the Trojans as the team from "Southern Cal," a variation of University of Southern California that is universally disliked by the USC faithful.
He still slips in the term occasionally, though in recent days it has seemed like he was trying to avoid mentioning UCLA's next opponent by any name at all.
This is evolution.
When Mora arrived in Westwood, USC was firmly...