"I can tell you who was there," said Ammazzalorso, and maybe you could call him a "squealer."
"Steve Rourke and Danny Harrington," said Ammazzalorso, and so I wanted to know whether he considers these employees incompetent.
So is he saying Mora was wrong?
"I'm not answering that one," said Ammazzalorso, and apparently everyone at UCLA is afraid the coach might yell at them. Obviously no one was afraid of Karl Dorrell and Neuheisel, so UCLA lost. Things are definitely looking up.
I checked with Rourke, the sports information assistant who was dressed down in front of the whole team. I wanted to know whether he considered himself incompetent.
"Maybe on a day," he said, obviously still shell shocked.
I didn't think he would disagree with Mora.
I asked whether Mora had apologized, because I guess you could say he had embarrassed the school official publicly even though most would agree it is all part of building a winner.
"He reached out," said Rourke, and that sounds suspiciously as if there's a 10-foot pole separating Mora and sports information.
"He apologized to me," said the slacker, ah, Ammazzalorso.
Now I understand why Mora wouldn't apologize publicly; how would it look to his team going soft behind the players' backs?
In addition to the sports information people, Mora also booted the media from practice the other day. The Los Angeles Times had already pulled its reporter a day earlier.
The Times thinks its reporters should report what they see. I know this irritates both USC and UCLA.
If it was up to the Trojans and their fans, no one would have reported the living arrangements for Reggie Bush's parents.
The Times is no longer attending Trojans' practices as well, allowing reporters more time to check on the living arrangements of parents who now have sons playing for USC.
Ammazzalorso wanted to make it clear the media is still welcome to attend UCLA practices and ask whatever it wishes to ask.
But per the school's policy, he said, "all injury information must come from the head coach."
You could see where this might be a problem. Before Mora had coached a game at UCLA ,he had already established himself a liar.
When he went on the radio and said something about UCLA recruits not having to worry about murders taking place a block away from campus, he denied he was referring to USC. Everyone knew he was referring to USC but he still persisted in not telling the truth until he was forced to come clean.
"I like our SID," cracked Lane Kiffin this week, and I'm sure he wasn't referring to Mora.
Then of course Kiffin told everyone he didn't vote USC No. 1 in the USA Today poll and we know now he did.
Obviously there is nothing wrong with lying in sports in the name of winning.
And right now Neuheisel's players are winning, and as the berated UCLA sports information assistant could tell you, nothing else really matters.