UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley On Issues Against Utah

Oct. 22 -- UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley talked about what went wrong against Utah, particularly in failing to stop the run game, and where the Bruins go from here...


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On his performance:

Yes, I had a good game, but I still want to win.

On if it makes it frustrating:

It's frustrating in general. If I had a bad game and we won, I'd be excited. But it sucks to be this close every time but we're on the losing end of it.


On the locker room mood:

We have to get back on Monday, look at the film and see what we did wrong and then get ready for midterms.

On the similarities in the losses:

We just have to stick together. Missed tackles. We have to find a way to get a win. We've lost three in a row, four out of five. We have to find a way to win. No excuses.

On being on the wrong end of blocks:

I haven't seen film. If that's what coach said, that's what was going on. I'll watch the film and see what the problem is and go back to practice and get ready for next week.

On the Utah offensive line:

That was one of the best O-Line's we'll face this year. They schemed us pretty good. We have to make adjustments. Their adjustments were better.

On if being on the field more with their offense being up-tempo made an impact:

No excuses. Offense put up 45 points today, that should be enough for us to win the game. Giving up 52 points is bad. The offense did their part, we have to do our part to not give up so many points. That's honestly a damn shame. We have to move on, get ready for Colorado and find a way to win.

On having a bye:

We have midterms, so that gives us time to get ready for school. We still have school. And then we can watch more film of Colorado. We need to find a way to get a W.


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