Video: Go Joe Bruin Talks to MarkRogersTV About the UCLA Football Defensive Backs


In the third installment of our talks with college football analyst Mark Rogers, Go Joe Bruin Editor Mike Regalado talks about the UCLA Football secondary.

Last season the UCLA Football team had horrible run defense, but were the top team in the Pac-12 in pass defense. It is unknown how the front seven will do this season, but it appears as though the secondary is not only intact, but should continue to dominate.

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UCLA has turned to the 4-3 formation to help the run defense, which indirectly affects the secondary. Depending on how Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley wants to use the linebackers, there is the off chance the Bruins continue to use the nickel defense (which adds a fifth defensive back to the coverage).

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Until we see that, it is assumed that 4 defensive linemen and 3 linebackers will front the defense which will keep four Bruins in the defensive backfield.

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In the last of three videos on the defense, I talk to college football analyst Mark Rogers about the stout UCLA secondary. The Bruins return cornerbacks Marcus Rios and Fabian Moreau (who is returning from an injury) and at the safety positions Randall Goforth and Jaleel Wadood return to solidify the defensive backs that only allowed 203.2 yards per game (and 5.8 yards per play).

But they are not the only players that the Bruins have in their arsenal. The depth in the UCLA secondary is insane. I talk with Rogers about the various talent that are not only waiting for their shot, but will see a lot of playing time for the Bruins.

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It is going to be an interesting year with the defense, but at least the Bruins are safe in the knowledge that they have the air covered. Go Bruins!