Florida Gators football coach Dan Mullen took the podium Monday morning to update on the team after its fourth practice of fall camp. He talked about special teams, running back depth and more.
Here’s what he said:
• On quarterbacks: “I’m seeing flashes here and there, but the one thing I’m looking for is consistency of performance.”
• “I think all of our quarterbacks are lead by example guys right now … The vocal leadership will come as they get more confident in what they’re doing.”
• There is a lot of talent and depth at running back. They know how to run the ball, but they’re still learning the intricacies of the game such as pass protection.
• The Gators will have two running backs on the field at times this season and may rotate guys in and out if they all earn their right to play.
• Malik Davis is looking good and hasn’t had any setbacks with his ACL so far in fall camp.
• The team works on the fundamentals of special teams every day in practice. Every single player participates.
• “Special teams is a huge part of the program. Those guys get special treatment. They eat first at meals.”
• There has been too much up and down performance from the offensive line, and the offense as a whole, so far.
• Mullen plans to roll a lot of guys in and out on the defensive line in games.
• Tomorrow will be the first practice in full pads, but Mullen does not plan to change too much.
• On health of players: “I’m sure they’re a little tired, a little sore. But they’ve gotta suck it up and get out there.”