Linebackers past and present dominated Jim Mora’s portion of the Pac-12 teleconference earlier today.
First, the UCLA head coach fielded the usual question about sophomore Myles Jack’s potential role on offense, something that will likely be asked again and again between now and August.
“I think it’s way to early to answer that,” Mora said. “I don’t plan on minimizing that. He’s a really good football player and we want to get the ball to him as many ways as we can but we don’t want to ever take away what he means to our defense because he’s a truly special linebacker.”
Later, one about Jordan Zumwalt — whom Mora could playing either inside or outside in a 3-4 scheme, or either ‘Sam’ or ‘Will’ in a 4-3 scheme. The former UCLA wrecking ball is training for the NFL draft, and could conceivably go in the third round or down to the sixth.
“That can cause a lot of anxiety for a guy like Jordan,” Mora said. “I have no feel where he’s going to go.” Continue reading