Video: Matt Dickerson, Bolu Olorunfunmi, Cameron Griffin and Scott Quessenberry

Defensive lineman Matt Dickerson talks about containing Christian McCaffrey, how the defense feels coming off a good game against BYU and his move back to the inside of the defensive line.

Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi talks about what went wrong in the running game against BYU, what he appreciates about McCaffrey and testing the team’s physicality against Stanford.

Fullback Cameron Griffin talks about coming back from his concussion, catching his first touchdown and playing Stanford.

Center Scott Quessenberry talks about improving in the run game, quarterback Josh Rosen and starting Pac-12 play.

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Video: Josh Rosen, Mossi Johnson, Bolu Olorunfunmi and Gyo Shojima

Quarterback Josh Rosen talks about facing BYU again, the play-calling under Kennedy Polamalu and throwing Mossi Johnson his first touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl.

Receiver Mossi Johnson talks about coming back from injury, finally getting to score at the Rose Bowl and head coach Jim Mora sending him game photos.

Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi talks about why he’s been calling Soso Jamabo “Reggie” this week, why he doesn’t call Josh Rosen “Matt,” and why Brandon Stephens is called “Bunny Stephens.”

Center Gyo Shojima talks about possibly being the first Japanese-born person to play in a Division I college football game, how he ended up in football and how he earned his black belt in shorinji kempo.

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By the numbers countdown to kickoff: 2 days

Running back Soso Jamabo bursts through the line during UCLA's Spring Showcase. Photo by Michael Owen Baker

Running back Soso Jamabo bursts through the line during UCLA’s Spring Showcase. Photo by Michael Owen Baker

Countdown the days to UCLA’s season-opener against Texas A&M with key stats facing the Bruins this year.

10 receiving touchdowns by Thomas Duarte last year, which led the team
9 returning starters on defense
8th in the Pac-12 in rushing defense last year
7 second-half turnovers for Josh Rosen last year
6 different starting combinations on the offensive line in 2015
5 straight losses to Stanford under head coach Jim Mora
4 different players attempted at least one punt last year
3 home losses to unranked teams in the past two years

2 STRAIGHT 1,000-YARD RUSHING SEASONS FOR PAUL PERKINS

A year after leading the conference in rushing, Paul Perkins followed it up with another 1,000-yard season for the Bruins in 2015. He claimed the Pac-12 rushing title with 1,575 yards and had 1,343 yards last year.

UCLA had not had consecutive 1,000-yard rushers since DeShaun Foster ran for 1,037 and 1,109 yards in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Continue reading

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Video: Nate Starks, Bolu Olorunfunmi and Ainuu Taua

Running back Nate Starks talks about how this year’s team feels compared to last year and the impact of mental condition coach Trevor Moawad.


Running back Bolu Olorunfunmi talks about the running back competition, how his teammates help him and what it’s like playing for Kennedy Polamalu.


Fullback Ainuu Taua talks about how he’s adjusting to his new position and what his role might be in the passing game.

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