“Instead of, ‘Hey, Emory’s the starter, you’re the backup’ we need two starters…”

Let’s check in on the quarterback whisperer, to see how he’s getting Florida’s successor to Trask ready for game play:

Coming out of spring ball, there are plenty of things Jones can work on. He was a little shaky in terms of accuracy early in spring ball, but Mullen said he developed as spring went on and is starting to learn how to put certain touch on different throws as he gets more reps within the offense.

Three years in the program, and he’s just now starting to learn how to throw with touch?  Ho-kay, Danno.

And before you say “aha, told you it would be Richardson!”, if it’s taken Jones three years to learn how to throw, what makes you think Richardson’s gonna nail it in a few weeks?

“I talked to the guys today and — yesterday really it was about it — about quarterbacks and receivers right now, you have April, May, June and July, you have four months where you guys can get out there, you get your timing down, you get that exactness down, you get comfortable with each other and where you’re going to be and how you’re going to make the throws and you get the communications down, beyond the coaching where you guys have that kind of feel of how guys are, where they’re going to be on field. I think that’s a huge part for those guys moving forward.”

“Y’all figure it out over the summer” is a helluva plan.  I see where Mullen gets his reputation from.

25 Comments

Filed under Gators, Gators..., Strategery And Mechanics

25 responses to ““Instead of, ‘Hey, Emory’s the starter, you’re the backup’ we need two starters…”

  1. ZeroPOINTzero

    UF closed scrimmage didn’t go well for the O. Grantham’s D shut them completely down. Mullen wasn’t happy. Might be a step back year for the gators. Happy days are here again.

    Like

  2. Y’all figure it out. I have to get to my boat and my daily tee time at the Creek Club.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. mddawg

    Was there ever a time when summer workouts were considered extra work?

    Like

    • mddawg

      I meant “extra” in the sense that it’s “above and beyond”. Now it seems like it’s a bare minimum expectation.

      Like

      • miltondawg

        I know for my high school aged sons, it is not only a bare minimum but failure to show up with your teammates has serious adverse comments once the season starts.

        Like

  4. armydawg

    Dopey Dan has masterminded a new concept: Revolving Door QB’s.

    Like

  5. practicaldawg

    I keep coming back to the fact that EJ wasn’t even a freshman when Franks was felled by Kentucky. EJ had a decent number of in-game reps and seems like a more complete athlete than Trask. And yet it was clear Mullen wanted EJ on the field as little as possible.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Spell Dawg

      EJ and Justin Fields were in the same class, I recall he was smack talking Fields a bit late in that cycle. Probably burns him a bit to see Fields getting drafted and he hasn’t even started a game yet.

      Like

  6. uga97

    “successor to Trask” if the next 2 guys can do better than 16-6 as their starters then hats off.

    Like

  7. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    She’s a beaut, Clark.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. stoopnagle

    Kirby needs to lay the wood.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. TN Dawg

    In fairness, it took Stafford until his third season not to put mustard on everything.

    I’m not at all insinuating EJ is Stafford, merely pointing out it takes a while for the light bulb to come on sometimes.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Hobnail_Boot

    FTMF

    Like

  11. CB

    Could be as simple as Richardson was a better passer than Jones coming in.

    Like