Deon Hollins on UNLV, Losing Vanderdoes

Sep. 9 -- UCLA linebacker Deon Hollins talks about the matchup with UNLV's tackle and what losing Eddie Vanderdoes means...

Deon Hollins talks about the upcoming game against UNLV and what losing Eddie Vanderdoes means for the defense going forward.


They definitely like to take more shots downfield than Virginia. They like to spread the ball a little more, get the ball to their watch list guy. Just get on the edge.

On UNLV's tackles:

I think they play hard.  I feel on the edge, though, its something that we have favorable matchups. They play hard and quick, but I think we can take advantage of them.

On UNLV rebuilding:

If any player tells you the same, tjhey're lying.  Our coaches do a good job of having us focus on the right thing and tuning out the noise.  They have us focusing on the right things.

On the loss of Eddie Vanderdoes:

That's a monster blow to this defense.  I dont think it's been stated enough, just what he can do for this defense. It was 2.9 a carry, I guarantee you, without him in the game, its not 2.9.  The young guys have to step up.  I have to shoulder some of that as well and step up as well.

On Kenny Orjioke:

It definitely surprised me, especially because he had to sit out for knee pain. But he was flying out there on the field.  One of the things that hurt us in the middle of the season, guys were wearing down, but having him back is great.

On how he'll step up:

We'll do more defensive things, tightening guys down, off the ball a little more.

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