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Rick Neusheisl Radio Interview Transcription

Sports Radio Interviews listens to radio interviews for you then writes up the transcriptions. Today they have an interview with UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel. 

Here is a highlight -- 

On UCLA’s ‘pistol’ offense that racked up plenty of rushing yardage in the win, but left plenty to be desire in the passing department:

"You know what? Let me say this to you – we’re not sure. We’re neophytes. We knew we needed to generate more running yards, we had to be able to control the line of scrimmage, and there are some other weapons that don’t necessarily show up on the scoreboard. One is time of possession, one is field position. And when you can run the football, and when you can generate first downs….and the other one is wearing teams down. Because you’re out there and you’re taking on blocks, and you’re taking on blocks, and you’re taking on blocks, and the time of possession is starting to mount, it’s hard to sit in there and want to go toe to toe. So you have to keep preaching the physicality of the game. We’ve had success running the football through the first portion of the season, every time out. We’ve unfortunately not been great in the turnover margin. But with respect to pounding it we’ve done well. We all agree we’ve got to be better throwing it, but as that game wore on, and we were able to control the ball, control the clock, control the field possession, it wasn’t necessary to do it. Now, we want to make sure all these other great, talented kids on our team get a chance to touch the ball. We’ll keep working towards that, but for a first third of the season, it’s been okay. We’ve just got to figure out the yin and the yang of when to mix the throws into it."

Check it out for the rest. It's an interesting read.

 

 

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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