Throughout the week, I’ll be bringing you some of the opening words from the new UCLA assistant coaches. A very energetic group, with a common purpose. We’ll start with new UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber, who came to the Bruins from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
JG: How worried are you about your depth?
EY: “In this offense, four guys are going to start, but the backups are going to have to be just as good as them. They’ll be starters themselves. We’ll play so fast, we can’t have a drop off. Those guys have to play at a consistent level and be just as good, fundamentally.”
JG: You talk about instilling confidence, and that’s something that has been sorely lacking, particularly at the wide receiver spot…
EY: “It’s a lot of it, confidence in their abilities. I put them in a situation that everything is game-like, everything is fast. Fast, fast, fast. Then I put them in an environment where they have success. That breeds confidence. I show them it’s working. All these drills we do, let me show you how it carries over into the game.