Bruce, Mullins still in plans according to Richt

Bruce, Mullins still in plans according to Richt

Peter Ariz
**Although Sam Bruce still has two games remaining on his suspensions and Dionte Mullins is still getting acquainted with the playbook, Mark Richt said they are both still in the plans for this season.

Richt on Mullins: "He's still learning. He does not know all the plays, to the point where I can just call a game and not worry about him. If he's in the game, I have to know and take care of him a little bit. And that's last Saturday. He'll get better this Saturday. Somewhere along the line, when we feel comfortable that he knows what to do, he'll play. Because he has got the ability."

Richt on Bruce: "Great. Great practice player. Works hard. Brings a lot of energy. He's not getting as many reps as the other guys, so he's fresher. But when he gets his reps, he's going full-speed. He looks like a player. I would hope, by the time he gets in position to be in the game, that he'll know enough to play. I would think we'll be integrating him into the plan. Hopefully, where we'd feel comfortable, is he knows it all. But if not, we'll pick and choose some spots for him. He'll play."

**Richt assessed the team’s practice on Wednesday morning, which was an absolute scorcher in Coral Gables

"I thought about like yesterday, in that we did start very well towards the second half, our execution level went down. I'm talking offensively. More dropped balls, things that happen when you get fatigued, things that happen when you get really hot. We're pushing them,” Richt said.

“They're definitely not comfortable, but I don't really want them to be comfortable on Tuesday and Wednesday, for sure. Tomorrow we'll back off of them a little bit, Friday there won't be any running at all, and we'll be fine. You feel it now, but when you're feeling it for two hours and you're running full speed, and coaches are all over your rear end, it's tough. But like I told them, it's hot in Boca Raton. Everyone in America is doing it, so don't feel sorry for yourselves."

**The biggest takeaway from Miami’s blowout win over FAMU? According to Richt, it was the execution of the game plan.

"It was a good start. The numbers were big obviously, but when you look at the tape, we executed pretty good,” said Richt.

“The whole thing is, can you get your hat on the right guy and can you fit up? We talk about hat placement - is your hat inside, is your hat outside? Do you drive your feet on contact? Are people blocking downfield? Are the backs reading their keys? Is the quarterback getting us in the right play? Because he does have some options in the run game to try to get us in the best possible play. The execution wasn't perfect, by any means, but there was a lot of really good images of everybody doing what they're supposed to do. That's what I care about the most."

**With the Canes going well over 300 yards on the ground against FAMU, Coach Richt was more than pleased with the play of his running backs. He had a lot of praise for the job that offensive coordinator/running backs coach Thomas Brown has done with the group. He said that Brown’s coaching tactics have especially helped Gus Edwards’ conditioning.

“Thomas Brown does a great job with these backs - learning how to practice. They practice full-speed,” Richt said.

“Every time they run the ball in practice, they are sprinting 20 yards down the field or whatever he designates that day, and then they hustle right back and do it again. They get in condition during practice, then in the game, it should be easier.”
 

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Love the part about Brown. Gotta remember he started out as a strength and conditioning coach, so our RB corps should be stout and ready for the long haul.
 
Love the part where Richt is telling players not to feel sorry for themselves. Sorry if that's over blown for some, but after the last 5 years, it's the very antithesis of what we've had to endure as fans.
 
Thomas Brown is a rising star. I hope we an hold on to him for a couple more years.
 
We got ourselves a real coach!!! Hat placement, driving feet on contact, blocking down-field !!!

Fundamentals + Discipline + Talent = Development!!!

This isn't dodge ball anymore fellas!!!
 
To be fair to Mullins, it's a lot to learn, especially after Richt got rid of Coley's playbook

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I don't see where they fit to be honest. I guess they can serve a role on special teams but if either of them cracks the top 5 as a WR I'll delete my account.
 
I don't see where they fit to be honest. I guess they can serve a role on special teams but if either of them cracks the top 5 as a WR I'll delete my account.
Why not? Once they know the playbook they should have a pretty big impact on playing.

WR1- Coley, Mullins
WR2- Richards, Harris
WR3- Berrios, Bruce

And then you have Lewis playing any of the positions depending on the situation. Langham should be passed up and the rest are walk-ons. There are only 7 receivers, they should play if not just to rest the guys in front of them
 
I don't see where they fit to be honest. I guess they can serve a role on special teams but if either of them cracks the top 5 as a WR I'll delete my account.
Nah. They won't be top 5 this year. Sam is having alot of trouble with the play book & dionte is still working himself into game shape while he learns plays.at best Sam might get the 5th spot by the end of the season cause he's electric when he's on the field. Destroying the scout team daily.
 
Richards should be our go to guy. I'm telling you he looks so smooth out there. Dude runs just like aj green
 
We got ourselves a real coach!!! Hat placement, driving feet on contact, blocking down-field !!!

Fundamentals + Discipline + Talent = Development!!!

This isn't dodge ball anymore fellas!!!
This should be a scary proposition for the rest of our schedule. For a change, we very well may be better in November than we are today


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I don't see where they fit to be honest. I guess they can serve a role on special teams but if either of them cracks the top 5 as a WR I'll delete my account.
Nah. They won't be top 5 this year. Sam is having alot of trouble with the play book & dionte is still working himself into game shape while he learns plays.at best Sam might get the 5th spot by the end of the season cause he's electric when he's on the field. Destroying the scout team daily.
If Coley, Richards, Harris, Berrios, Lewis are doing their jobs and playing well, I don't see why people think Bruce and Mullins have to play.
The 2001 team used 4 WRs max in each game. Johnson, Sands, Beard, Jones.

Roscoe Parrish redshirted. Andre Johnson redshirted.

Redshirt Sam Bruce.
 
No chance I'm redshirting Bruce. Mullins, yes, but not Bruce. Dude is a game changer and he makes us significantly more dangerous on special teams.
 
No chance I'm redshirting Bruce. Mullins, yes, but not Bruce. Dude is a game changer and he makes us significantly more dangerous on special teams.
So far the only thing SB has shown is being a sideline legend. I heard he runs a 2.4 40...seriously..saw it in a youtube video.

Not at all saying he isn't or won't be a star piece to the puzzle, but how many catches does he have for the Canes in a real game? How many TDs? Maybe I missed the stat line.

Like all the players, he needs to prove it. Hard to do when you can't get on the field.
 
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