Offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu talks about the offensive changes the team made against Utah, Mike Fafaul‘s performance and being an “old-school running backs coach” for a team that has no running game.
Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley talks about how Utah got loose against UCLA, the play of Takkarist McKinley and how the coaching staff will spend the bye week.
Washington State linebacker Dylan Hanser forces UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley to fumble the ball late in the fourth quarter of the Bruins’ 27-21 loss to the Cougars. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)
Even without a running threat for more than a month, UCLA was within striking distance for all four of its losses this season, but failed to finish on the final drives. As a result, head coach Jim Mora emphasized a finishing mentality this week as the Bruins prepared for Utah (1 p.m., FOX, AM 570).
With four losses already, if the Bruins don’t finish this game with a victory, their already slim chances for a Pac-12 South crown could be finished as well.