There are times when
Less so meaning not at all.
He shifted into protection mode this week when it came to the status of injured right guard Kolton Miller, receiver Ishmael Adams and defensive tackle Eli Ankou. The only update came from defensive line coach Angus McClure, who indicated that Ankou was making progress in his recovery from a hyper-extended elbow and might be able to play Saturday against
"I don't like to talk about injuries unless they're very obvious," Mora said Wednesday. "I appreciate that everyone wants to know, but in terms of competitive advantage, it doesn't really do us any good if we let our opponent know who's playing and who's not playing, so I hope people can respect that."
"The NFL does it for bettors," Mora said. "That's the only reason why they release an injury report. And I don't think I want to encourage people to bet on college football. If they do, they do, but our job is trying to win, not try to provide information to the fans and to the teams that may hurt us in our ability to win."
Facial recognition is the only way for reporters to identify UCLA players during the 20-minute portion of practice they are allowed to observe because the starters don't wear numbers and the scout team bears the numbers of the players from an opponent they are trying to mimic.
Miller seems the least likely of the injured Bruins to play against Arizona State because he was on crutches during the second half of the
Mora disclosed the separation after the game in what qualified as one of his more candid moments.
Mora declined to discuss the Pac-12 Conference’s reprimand of his comments on a post-game radio show critical of the officiating during UCLA’s victory over Arizona. “My focus is on Arizona State, and that’s it,” Mora said. “Saturday, Arizona State, that’s all I care about.” … UCLA remains in its locker room when the national anthem is played at the