Typically, at every press briefing Mark Helfrich gives, it’s the reporters in attendance who initiate the questioning.
On Thursday, it was Helfrich who began his post practice press briefing,….and it wasn’t surprising what the first topic would be.
“Obviously, we’re aware of Colt’s arrest last night” said Helfrich once he stepped in front of the pool of reporters.
“Our only comment is the same as when he chose to leave the program,…and that’s we wish him well and hope that he can get through this situation, but that’s going to be our only comment on that whole topic.”
Certainly, reporters pressed Helfrich hoping he’d provide further details or thoughts, however he wouldn’t bite.
“Again, I think we’ve sufficiently addressed that topic” said Helfrich when asked again if he had empathy for Lyerla’s situation.
“I’d love to talk about UCLA,…our football team,… or our current situation.”
Helfrich did talk about his teams upcoming match-up with the No. 12 Bruins Saturday in Autzen Stadium.
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