UCLA head coach Jim Mora has to kick our star sophomore linebacker/running back Myles Jack on Monday after he got tangled up with Bruins right tackle Caleb Benenoch, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
This comes one day after Florida State head coach had to remove Jalen Ramsey from Seminoles practice as two of the top sophomores in the country failed to keep their composure on the practice field.
Then again keeping one’s composure on the practice field in August is even tough for the professionals. Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was recently suspended for six days after he body slammed the team’s first round pick, Kyle Fuller, after he took objection to a hit from Fuller.
No, Jack is not going to be suspended and Ramsey was back at practice on Monday for the defending champions, but you have to keep your cool on the practice field. It will cost a team 15 yards and a potential ejection if you get in a scuffle during a game and losing a player as talented and versatile as Jack could conceivably cost the Bruins a shot at the Pac-12 title.
This is a bit of a surprise from Jack as he is a pretty level-headed and poised athlete for being so young, so I wouldn’t expect this to be a sign of things to come. It was hot, it’s a competitive environment and people get testy, so in this instance a pass can be given for Jack.
After starring at running back and outside linebacker as a freshman, Jack was named the Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Freshman of the Year. He started 11 games on defense and added seven touchdowns on offense, including four in a game against Washington.