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Mario Cristobal: UCLA Game Week

November 16, 2020
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On Monday Mario Cristobal met with media in the early afternoon. It was a big week for the Ducks hitting the road and coming home 2-0 with a win over Wazzu.

This week the Ducks will face UCLA. The game was originally set for Friday but with some schedule changes, it has been moved to Saturday.

Coach Cristobal also spoke about the questions surrounding a few key players. It sounds like the team will be without Mycah Pittman, Daewood Davis and Steve Stephens once again. However they could get a boost at TE with Kampmoyer and Cam McCormick possibly returning.

Here’s the top points of what coach said Monday afternoon. 


Opening Statement:

“Really good road win. Really proud of the way the guys responded after a slow start.”

On the Defense/Missed Tackles:

“Number one, really proud of the guys that have stepped up. In terms of missed tackles, as a team overall, blocking and tackling has to improve. As the game went on, in the second half, we did a better job with our body control.

On UCLA/ DTR:

“It starts with him, if not the most dynamic, one of the most dynamic in college football. I think a part of their offense that doesn’t get enough credit is their offensive line. They’ve done a good job with the tight ends. They’re very explosive at the tailback position. At wide receiver, we’re familiar with a couple of these guys, Chase Cota, they spread the ball around. They challenge you with their formations.”

Injury Update

“I believe that (Hunter) Kampmoyer, Cam (McCormick) and Popo (Aumavae) are going to be good.”

“(Mycah) Pittman, Steven Stephens and Daewood Davis will not be available. Spencer Webb is a question mark. Obviously Nick Pickett will miss the first half.”

“(Patrick) Herbert, he’s not availabe yet. He might be close. (Justin) Flowe did travel, he just wasn’t available.”

On Shough Picking up the Offense: (Are you surprised?)

“No sir because Tyler grinds at it. He wants to get better. He’s hungry and driven. He’s always been that way. I’m not surprised because he’s always been that way. And I’m not surprised because coach Moorhead’s an excellent teacher.”

On Potential Schedule Changes:

“I think everything has to be on the table. I think as time goes on and things pop up, everyone has to put together the best scenario for the players. You really can’t plan for two people at the same time. Everyone is on high alert all the time.”

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