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Thursday's Bruin (sound) bites

Quotes and notes from UCLA's practice

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Below are quotes that were good enough to be seen but didn't fit into our stories of the day. If you missed the day's other coverage, check out a story on Rick Neuheisel warning against the new college football playoff system and an update on the defensive linemen and redshirts.

Coach Jim Mora

On freshman defensive lineman Matt Dickerson: “When you look at Matt, he’s a specimen. He’s a stud.”

Former UCLA coach and current Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel

On his impressions of UCLA at camp: “I think this was a very good-looking football team, especially defensively. When I left here a few years ago, they did not have nearly the depth they do now on the defensive front. Those are great looking kids. They are proven kids.”  

On UCLA’s offense: “At least initially, from an Xs and Os standpoint, [Brett] Hundley has to be a part of the running game. I know that’s dangerous when you’re talking about a franchise quarterback, but I think he’s got to be part of the running game.”

Sophomore wide receiver Thomas Duarte

On recovering from a minor injury to his upper left leg: “Getting back in shape is the only thing. We run a tempo offense, and I can only imagine what the defense is going through.”   

Junior defensive back Fabian Moreau

On the defense: “I feel like we’re a closer group than last year, and Coach [Jeff] Ulbrich, he’s one hell of a coach and it’s fun learning from him and being around him.” 

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