Video: Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, Scott Quessenberry, Kenneth Walker III

Defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner talks about keeping a lid on Christian McCaffrey, moving past the loss to Stanford and how he handles constantly changing positions on the defensive line.

Center Scott Quessenberry talks about what he thinks about night games, the struggles in the running game and moving on to Arizona.

Receiver Kenneth Walker III talks about the possibility of a shorter receiver rotation, why the Bruins have had trouble connecting on the deep ball this year and what’s going on with his hair.

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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, Darren Andrews, Scott Quessenberry press conference

Quarterback Josh Rosen talks about his feeling when watching Texas A&M tape, what he said to Noel Mazzone after the game and how he plans to improve for this weekend.

Receiver Darren Andrews talks about how his unit performed against Texas A&M and what impresses him about Kenny Walker.

Center Scott Quessenberry talks about playing in his first game since 2014, that one unfortunate snap in the fourth quarter and when Rosen buys him and the other linemen Chipotle.

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Video: Jim Mora, Conor McDermott, Scott Quessenberry, Kenny Young

Head coach Jim Mora talks about the injury situation, Mique Juarez (spoiler: no update) and Conor McDermott.


Left tackle Conor McDermott talks about facing Myles Garrett, how his extra time before college helped him and working with Nate Iese.


Center Scott Quessenberry talks about getting ready for Texas A&M’s defensive front and preparing for the Kyle Field crowd.


Linebacker Kenny Young talks about Texas A&M, his recruiting history with the school and Noel Mazzone.

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By the numbers countdown to kickoff: 6 days

Conor McDermott and Josh Rosen celebrate his touchdown late in the fourth quarter in their game against Washington State Saturday. (BILL ALKOFER, OC REGISTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Conor McDermott and Josh Rosen celebrate his touchdown late in the fourth quarter in their game against Washington State Saturday. (BILL ALKOFER, OC REGISTER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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

10 receiving touchdowns scored 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

The Bruins were hopeful about their depth on the offensive line heading into last season, but by season’s end, things looked dim.

Injuries made for a rotating cast of characters on the offense line and six different starting combinations in 2015.

By the Foster Farms Bowl, the Bruins were so thin on the line that they leaned on a walk-on, Cristian Garcia, and a former defensive lineman, Najee Toran, for support. Garcia got the start at left guard during the bowl game

“We make it work,” offensive line coach Adrian Klemm said. “This is why we have guys who can play multiple positions. Just plug guys in and keep it moving.” Continue reading

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