VIDEO: Danielle Interviews Owa

OCT. 29 -- UCLA cheerleader Danielle Alvari talked with the UCLA DE about the defensive line and Arizona...

UCLA cheerleader Danielle Alvari interviews Owamagbe Odighizuwa for Arizona week.




Owa in the scrum with the rest of the media:


On Anu Solomon:
He gets rid of the ball real quick, moves well and is agile and thats what makes him a good quarterback for his age.

On who he compares to:
I don't know of who we played, but I remember Oregon's quarterback of a few years ago, Jeremiah Masoli. He's a very good quarterback, tough competitor, gets rid of the ball quick and runs well.

On Arizona's running game:
The first thing we've got to do is stop the run and that will put us in a great situation to dictate the game. They gash teams so we have to be sound on defense.

On Arizona's option:
For a defensive line, when you have an offense like that, it can take the front out of the game. They fake that they're running and throw a quick pass. That's the biggest thing to their advantage. They fake the run. It's going to be challenging, but if we get our hands up in the passing lanes, we can be disruptive.

On the leaders of the team stepping up:
Its going to be huge for us. Me as a captain, its going to be huge for me with the young guys. Let them know we have their backs. Not trying to be the hero. As a teammate, we have to be there.

On if Arizona can gash them if they're not technically sound:
That's the name of the game with a high tempo offense. When you're not in your gaps, they want to create space and spread the ball out. It's going to be huge for us to do that.

On assessing their performance:
I think for me, I can still get better. So far, being able to be a versatile player for our defense has been good and we're getting better.

On what he could have done differently this season:
There is a lot I could get better on.


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