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UCLA football playing a new chess game
UCLA football playing a new chess game

The world of college football has changed. Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces. Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field. But the rest of the crew will, for now, be interchangeable. “We're going to rotate more than we have in the past,” Ulbrich said. “You look around at some defenses that are paired [against] tempo offenses, I think it's necessary that you start to rotate guys. Those teams are healthier towards the end of the season, and they are fresher.” The Bruins appear to have a group of solid linebackers, Kenny...

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