October 19, 2009

Sunday Evening with Neuheisel

In what is becoming customary, UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel had his Sunday Evening teleconference with the media. As would be expected the questions were centered much of the time on the defense. There were questions on UCLA redshirt frosh quarterback, Kevin Prince, too and an injury report.

Have you seen the tape?

Neuheisel: "I have seen the offensive side of the ball, but not the defense, yet. I have been with recruits."

Even though you haven't seen the defensive tape, what do you think is wrong with the tackling?

Neuheisel: "I don't know if I can put my finger on that. We certainly practice that and we have been very good at it. We just have to get back to doing it. I don't see it as a lack of effort. I see it as almost too aggressive. We are getting out of control. Tackling is aggressive, but you have to have control."

How do reemphasize that (tackling) then? What do you have to do?

Neuheisel: "Keep practicing. It has to be a big portion of practice, which has been and we just have to keep preaching it and we will get it back. We will."

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