Back-to-back losses against Utah and Oregon have knocked UCLA out of the AP poll for the first time in nearly two years, but head coach Jim Mora said Tuesday that the Bruins don’t need to hit the reset button.
“When you believe in what you’re doing, you don’t make wholesale changes,” Mora said. “I believe in what this program has become. I think anyone that looks at this program — where it was and what it has become, objectively — would say, ‘Why would you make wholesale changes?’
“Now, it doesn’t matter if you win, or you’re losing. You’re always tweaking things. If you panic, you perish. We’re not about to panic. There’s no reason to panic.”
What does he need to tweak? “We tweak everything. … That’s why we meet so long. To tweak things.”
Mora also talked about the Bruins’ heavy use of nickel formations, the health of tackle Conor McDermott and his growing role on the offensive line, and how college kickers compare to pros.