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By Matt McCoy
Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller's injured left knee is feeling better but his status for Saturday's Ohio State game at California is still uncertain.
"Braxton Miller will be a day-to-day decision," Coach Urban Meyer said at his weekly media luncheon Monday. "He's feeling much better but was a little stiff. The first 48 hours after that injury is very tough. It's a sprained MCL is what it is."
Miller was injured on the first possession of Ohio State's 42-7 win over San Diego State but back-up Kenny Guiton starred, throwing for two touchdowns and running for one more. Guiton was Ohio State's offensive player of the game.
"There's a lot of respect for Kenny Guiton about everything," Meyer said. "The way he handles his buisiness and where he's come from."
As well has Guiton performed, Meyer made it clear that if Miller is ready to go, he will start at Cal.
"If he's healthy to play and play like Braxton plays...he'll certainly (start)...We're not saving him or holding back. This will be everything we've got to win this game."
To listen to all of Coach Meyer's Monday press conference, click HERE:
Press Conference 101
UCLA's football program is dealing with the tragic death of receiver Nick Pasquale, who was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on the side of a road near San Clemente, California.
At his Monday press conference, Bruins coach Jim Mora Jr. was talking with reporters about the tragedy when a television technician, in the room, was talking on his cell phone...and not quietly. In seconds, Mora's mood went from somber, to angry as he told the offender to "shut up" and said "the disrespect of some people is unbelievable."
It got worse seconds later when the technician, according to reports from those who were there, motioned for Mora to continue. That's when Mora completely lost it. There was an apology in there from the TV worker but Mora, still angry, walked out...Bravo coach Mora.
It is basic press conference etiquette to either turn your phone off, or set it on vibrate. If you do get a call, you either don't answer, or you take it outside...and that's for a routine press conference.
In this case, a coach was talking about the death of one of his players and the affect it was having on the team, yet some jar head decided it was okay to yap. That's beyond unacceptable. You can check out the video here. You can hear the disruption in the background begin at about the one minute mark.