"We can't go backward," Neuheisel said. "We can't have penalties. We can't miss open receivers. We have to play better. Until we do, we're going to be at this level where we keep hanging. We have to kick through to become the team we're capable of being."
"It’s a mindset," cornerback Andrew Abbott said. "Being that team is a mindset. We have to establish it as a culture here. It’s not just a mindset for one week. We’ve got to change that culture at UCLA and be a top-notch team and that starts right now. It’s got to crack somewhere."
UCLA is a hot team right now. They are in the thick of the race at 4-2 and tied for first. They are coming off a nice win against Arizona State. They're starting to play well and gaining confidence, so it will be a good test for our football team when the Bruins come to town on Saturday.
On Norm Chow's familiarity with UCLA: We are obviously pleased to have him on our staff; we hired him for what he brings to the table. I think the advantage or disadvantage is a wash. There's no advantage to either team with Norm having insight and knowledge into their program, but them also knowing Norm. I don't think that will play into it at all. I think they've changed both coordinators, so I don't see that as an advantage one way or another.
Utah trails the series with UCLA 8-1, but has the most recent win. On Sept. 15, 2007, with Tommy Grady starting in place of injured Brian Johnson, Utah upset the No. 11-ranked Bruins 44-6 in Rice-Eccles Stadium.
UCLA leads the series 3-1 in Salt Lake City, winning in 1960, 1962 and 1974, but is 0-1 in Rice-Eccles Stadium (2007).