I loved Mora's message about the silly Over the Wall tradition. I was glad to see him speak out about accountability. But to me, the Over the Wall day was the lesser of two evils.
3 players were ruled academically ineligible for the Bowl Game. This is a bigger issue of accountability AND a bigger issue for those players futures. It is especially sad for a player that had come back from injuries, given up a red shirt and will not be able to play in the Bowl. There may have been some special circumstances but 3 players is speaks volumes.
This is still U.C.L.A.
Mora should be sending a loud, strong message to the players that: 1. Academics matter and 2. It is another issue of accountability.