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Redshirt junior F-back Nate Iese (left) said he will have an expanded role in the UCLA passing game this year, particularly in the red zone. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt junior F-back Nate Iese (left) said he will have an expanded role in the UCLA passing game this year, particularly in the red zone. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Josh Rosen continues to impress in spring practice, showing poise and knowledge that has impressed both players and coaches. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)
Freshman Josh Rosen continues to impress in spring practice, showing poise and knowledge that has impressed both players and coaches. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior cornerback Marcus Rios has built on his strong comeback season in 2014 by adding some muscle mass to his frame so far during the offseason. Rios is up to 185 pounds – 25 pounds more than he weighed before the start of last season. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt junior cornerback Marcus Rios has built on his strong comeback season in 2014 by adding some muscle mass to his frame so far during the offseason. Rios is up to 185 pounds – 25 pounds more than he weighed before the start of last season. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA played several classic tracks like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "My Girl" on Saturday's practice as an inside joke aimed at new defensive coordinator Tom Bradley's (left) music preferences. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

New defensive coordinator adjusts to team’s tempo

UCLA football typically blasts classic rock and hip-hop music throughout practice, reverberating well outside the walls of Spaulding Field and spilling onto the UCLA campus. But for defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, the music was yet another aspect he had to get used to in his transition to the Bruins. Read more...

UCLA played several classic tracks like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "My Girl" on Saturday's practice as an inside joke aimed at new defensive coordinator Tom Bradley's (left) music preferences. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior defensive end Takaarist McKinley entered UCLA in September 2014 as a transfer student, and admitted he felt a little overwhelmed early in the year. But after multiple playbook and film studies over winter break, McKinley said he's ready to step up and play a big role in the absence of former defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Junior defensive end Takaarist McKinley entered UCLA in September 2014 as a transfer student, and admitted he felt a little overwhelmed early in the year. But after multiple playbook and film studies over winter break, McKinley said he's ready to step up and play a big role in the absence of former defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After starting one game at left guard his freshman season, sophomore Najee Toran was moved to the defensive line for his sophomore season right before spring practice began. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)
After starting one game at left guard his freshman season, sophomore Najee Toran was moved to the defensive line for his sophomore season right before spring practice began. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)


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