Eric Kendricks answered questions from the media during Cal week.
On Cal's offense:
They have a lot of great athletes, a great receiving corps, some fast running backs and they can run routes too.
On having the change their prep going against more of a passing team:
We still expect teams to run the ball on us.
On if his family does anything on different with his brother having played at Cal:
My brother has a bye week, so he's coming out and will probably be on the Cal sideline. We'll have a lot of family coming up.
On if he and his brother talked this week:
The week is still early.
On gap assignment:
It starts in film and coming through walk-throughs and taking it seriously. Even if you know the ball is away, holding your gap a little longer.
On if that was an issue against Oregon:
In the 3rd quarter, people were trying to do too much instead of popping their gaps.
On why it's been a season long issue:
Since I started playing in sixth grade, there have always been gaps. Offenses try to expose that and we have to stop that.
On preparing for a team like Cal:
You have to change your mindset a little bit as far as running to the ball. From a schmatic standpoint, it's in the gameplan and making adjustments.
On UCLA's struggles at Cal:
We need to come out fast and hard and have fun out there.
On if they're less tight:
I would say it was an element in the past. Now we're trying to get back to our style.
On if the mood has changed after the two losses:
We let it hurt for 24 hours and then got back to it.
On Jared Goff:
He's not as mobile as Mariota but he will pull it and they also have another quarterback who will run it. Our aggression will be a little different and adjusted.
On how long the loss to Oregon lingered:
We let it hurt, watched the film and learned from it. Then you let it go and learn from it.
VIDEO: Kendricks on Cal's Offense
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