It was cooler for UCLA’s football team at Cal State San Bernardino Wednesday … if you’re talking about the weather.
Tempers, on the other hand, simmered, boiled then exploded.
Near the end of the evening practice with Coach Jim Mora throwing the Bruins out of practice after a verbal rage. He blistered the team for a few minutes, then barked that bed check was at 10:45 p.m. and practice at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Mora then greeted the media, saying, “good practice,” drawing laughs. He tried to skirted the subject.
“It’s just training camp, something I’m not really going talk about in public,” Mora said.
No one who watched the practice needed an explanation, Mora said. “I’m not going to talk about it.”
He didn’t have to.
The situation had been volatile for half an hour, with minor scrapes occurring during individual drills. Linebacker Damien Holmes took a swing at fullback Luke Gane, though he did not connect, during a blocking drill.