UCLA Football: Jim Mora Talks Ishmael Adams Suspension, Virginia Opener


UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora talked to the media about Ishmael Adams’ arrest and suspension today. He also talked about preparation for the Virginia game this Saturday.

Jim Mora had addressed the media for the first time about the situation with junior defensive back Ishmael Adams who was arrested for robbery early Monday morning.

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Per the Daily Bruin, Adams had allegedly stole an “Uber driver’s cell phone outside of UCPD headquarters on campus.” Adams had bail set at $100,000. He was released from jail this morning.

This afternoon, Mora started things off with the press by addressing his starting nickel back’s situation.

"As a football coach, as a parent, you hate to see young men get themselves into bad situations. One thing that I do is I take this very seriously and take it very personally as well. We consistently as a staff, as a university, as a support group stress the importance of making good decisions to our young men."

Mora had then said that Adams was suspended indefinitely, meaning that he is out of the season opener against Virginia. The future of Adams will be determined as more information becomes available.

Talking Virginia

Mora had talked about Virginia, which you can check out in this

video courtesy of Tracy Pierson


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Transitioning to Virginia, Mora had talked a little bit about the season opener as he hit up on topics including last year’s contest, freshman QB Josh Rosen and filling the void of Adams. Here are a few tidbits from Mora this afternoon:

“[Last season against Virginia] we struggled upfront and we are really looking forward to getting out there on Saturday and finally competing against someone other than ourselves.”

“I am excited to see where we are. I am excited about our team.”

When talking about Josh Rosen,

“I am sure there will be some plays where you know, you hold your breath a little bit and then be some plays where you hold your breath because its a, ‘Wow! Did you see [Rosen] do that!”

As far as injuries, Steven Manfro will be available and ready to go, which we here at GJB are very excited about.

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