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San Jose State coach Ron Caragher said after the loss to UCLA on Saturday evening that he was going to change his coaching style after a team that was coming off a loss to Texas A&M.
As usual, the Trojans didn’t play very well, as they failed to get in range on several different scoring opportunities, making several costly mistakes along the way.
But after his team’s loss against the Bruins, Caragher now says he has changed his philosophy and believes that the team’s struggles against UCLA were actually the fault of its coach.
‘I think the reason this team didn’t play good is because of our coaching,’ he told reporters after Saturday’s game.
‘We had four false starts, a penalty in the red zone, and three turnovers, that’s not football,’ he said. ‘The fact that we had so many penalties is unacceptable. We have to have better discipline for our coaching staff. We have to figure out how to keep guys from committing penalties.
‘I’ve coached (against) some bad ones in my time,’ he said in reference to Utah and Utah State. ‘I’ve had to make some difficult decisions.’
‘I’m never going to tell you guys what to do. I’m just going to give you the framework of how I will approach the game,’ the coach continued.
After losing the game, Caragher said, ‘I would say we’re going to get to where we need to be and we’re going to have to do things differently.’
The loss at UCLA was the Trojans’ fifth in a row, with three of those losses coming by at least a touchdown, which is why the coach changed his philosophy on how to run the game.
He acknowledged that his players were to blame for their poor play, and he said that coaches and players would have to adjust.
‘I’m going to have a hard one to figure out,’ Caragher said on Monday.
The Trojans played the Bruins at the Rose Bowl in a game that had a lot