Thigpen, Moreau listed as game-time decisions for USC


– Running back Damien Thigpen (ankle) game-time decision for UCLA this Saturday. Head coach Jim Mora said he liked how tailbacks Jordon James (ankle) and Malcolm Jones (head) have looked in practice, however.

– Cornerback Fabian Moreau (hamstring) is also a game-time decision. If he doesn’t play, the team could slide Anthony Jefferson or Randall Goforth over from safety.

– After Thursday’s practice, the Bruins went to Pink Taco on Sunset, partnering with PATH to serve meals to more than 500 homeless people.

“I think it’s going to be a great experience for our kids,” Mora said. “I think it’s a great way for us to spend a couple of hours on Thanksgiving to give back a little bit.”

– Mora couldn’t quite remember whether or not he played at the Coliseum when he was a walk-on at Washington. He might not have made the travel team then. He does, however, remember going to the stadium as a child when his father as an assistant at UCLA, and pointed out again how much he liked seeing both teams wear home uniforms.

– “Let them go home, eat turkey, lay on the couch and watch football. That’s what you’re supposed to do on Thanksgiving.”

– Mora said USC safety Su’a Cravens, like Myles Jack, is “a cut above” where the Pac-12′s other true freshmen stand.

– The UCLA managers defeated the USC managers, 25-7, yesterday. It was their third straight victory.

– Happy Thanksiving, everyone!

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  • LTEfan

    How many weeks in a row now is it that Mora has said the injured Jordan James looks good in practice? Yet he does not play. Is this just misinformation being put out there by Mora to keep the opponent guessing?

    • Jack Wang

      Yeah, he’s definitely not being upfront about injuries when he says that.

      • Joe Blow

        No kidding!

      • NonAlumBruin

        I think “upfront” is the wrong nuance for this situation. I think LTEfan’s question is better answered as, yes, the coach doesn’t give the opponent the advantage of knowing who is/is not going to play to take away some ability to plan their strategy against us.

  • bruinbiochem06

    Thanks for the great Bruin coverage Jack, enjoy your holiday.

  • Mark

    For the life of me I can’t believe the DN isn’t covering the basketball games this week.