As he has for most of the past week, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley practiced on Tuesday with a brace covering his left elbow — the one he injured in a 20-17 win against Texas 10 days ago.
And as he has for most of the past week, UCLA head coach Jim Mora didn’t offer many details: “He’s been limited. He’s done a few things. He’s worked a little bit.” He said again that he is relying on the team’s medical staff to determine if Hundley is ready — a decision that could stretch, naturally, as late as Thursday evening.
Mora added that the lack of clarity surrounding his star quarterback’s health doesn’t give UCLA any sort of tactical advantage heading into Thursday’s 7 p.m. kickoff at Arizona State, particularly given who the Sun Devils’ head coach is.
“Todd Graham is a tremendous defensive coach,” Mora said. “He’s been doing this a long, long time. It’s not like anyone’s trying to pull anything over on Todd Graham, because you can’t pull anything over on Todd Graham. They’re preparing for UCLA. They’re preparing schemes and plays and tendencies.
“I’m sure they’re assuming that Brett’s going to play. That’s what I’d be doing. And I’m nowhere near the coach that Todd Graham is.”
Graham said as much on a Tuesday teleconference: “There’s no doubt in my mind he’s going to play.”