UCLA’s practice on Friday was marred by a scuffle between linebacker Myles Jack and left tackle Conor McDermott, but according to the latter, the two have already moved on.
“It was just the first full padded practice,” McDermott said Saturday, after the team’s sixth practice of training camp at Cal State San Bernardino. “It’s hot out there. We’re on the frontlines battling every day, every play. We’re both competitive people. That was yesterday and we moved forward. He’s one of my great friends. …
“We moved on right away afterwards. It was just the heat of the moment. The competitiveness of the day and that practice.”
Jack is one of UCLA’s best defensive players, but has displayed a short fuse through his first two years in Los Angeles — sometimes drawing flags for taunting. He was also kicked out of a practice at CSUSB last year after initiating an altercation with offensive tackle Caleb Benenoch, an incident he later described as “embarrassing.” Two years ago, he and offensive lineman Ben Wysocki were both ejected during camp.
However, Friday’s incident was arguably his worst display yet. Jack needed to be led away by linebackers coach Scott White, all while several NFL scouts were in attendance.