UCLA Football Makes A Few Changes At Spring Practice, Jim Mora Addresses The Media


After the initial Spring Practice, UCLA head coach Jim Mora had addressed the media. He gave both personnel updates as well as his opinion one some of the players during practice. Mora started off with a big compliment to his team as he stated, ” it felt like they picked up right where they left off in San Antonio [on January 2]”, but also talked about what parts of the team need work on.

With that, here are some of the highlights from his post-practice discussion:

Personnel Updates

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Devin Lucien is confirmed to have left the UCLA football program.

-JC tansfer OL Zach Bateman will need some time to get up to speed.

-Recent commits Josh Woods and Nate Meadors are participating in Spring Practice.

Jerry Neuheisel is not the #1 QB, but “has the edge” according to Mora.

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Jerry Neuheisel (11) throws against the Texas Longhorns during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Position changes

Colby Cyburt to moves to tight end.

Dwight Williams moves from linebacker to safety.

Myles Jack will be at inside linebacker at the “Jack position”.

Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jack (30) tackles Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver Cameron Smith at Sun Devil Stadium. UCLA defeated Arizona State 62-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Injury report

Steven Manfro is participating in Spring Practice after missing most of last season with an ACL tear.

Randall Goforth is back, but wearing a red jersey to limit contact.

Simon Goines was working with the offensive line.

Austin Roberts, Denzel Fisher and Cameron Griffin returned from injury and are looking good.

Kenny Orjioke and Eli Ankou are still out and working with trainer Sal Alosi.

October 12, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins safety Randall Goforth (3) is congratulated by cornerback Anthony Jefferson (23) after intercepting a pass against the California Golden Bears during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Possible future coaches?

-Former Bruin players Ian Tabler and Labrado Barocio were out at practice working with certain groups.

You can check out the entire video of Mora talking about practice via

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