Marcus Rios on UCLA Secondary Adapting

Sep. 25 -- Cornerback Marcus Rios talks about the UCLA secondary adapting to the personnel changes, and facing Arizona's quick-start offense...

Marcus Rios talked to us at practice during Arizona week. 

On losing Myles Jack:

Its unfortunate.  As a team, Coach Mora preaches learn to adapt to any situation and that’s what will do.

On how it affects the secondary:

He’s a guy who brought a lot of experience and he does it well at the things he does.  Guys who can step in and step up.

On who fills his role:

I don’t know, whoever it is, will do the job.

On how the secondary did against BYU:

I think we did pretty good. There is always room for improvement and what we’re working for this weekend.  Never settle. Improving on the little things. Making sure our technique is right. Improving every week.

On Denzel Fisher:

I think he was able to come in and step up. Guys like him and all the Dbs, we never know what could happen.  We train every day in practice for things like this.

On Randall Goforth at corner:

Randall is a veteran and he knows his stuff.  We train every day to learn multiple positions. 

On how Arizona is a challenge:

They’re a quick gain, tempo offense. Practice hard every day and be ready.

On Ishmael Adams’ return:

It’s going to help a lot. A guy like him has been through a lot.   He’s a fighter and pushes me and all the other guys.   He’ll definitely be in shape.

On what Adams told them:

I can’t go in to that.

On what’s the team reaction on Myles’ loss:

It’s unfortunate. You never know who can go down. Our team is real good at adapting to situations.  The next guy in there, we trust to do what they’re supposed to do.  Its not challenging, we’re ready for any situation.


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