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Richt's thoughts after Wednesday practice (App. State week)

Richt's thoughts after Wednesday practice (App. State week)

Peter Ariz
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Mark Richt addressed the media following Wednesday morning’s practice in preparation for Appalachian State. Some of the notables below.

**Richt gave his thoughts on today’s practice.

"Hard work day. We got to practice the whole day without having to go inside, that was nice. I thought we were a lot better. We still got a long way to go overall, but we were a lot better, just in terms of the energy, the attitude, the pace of practice, the whole thing. Scouts did a better job. Towards the end, it got a little sloppy, which you hate. More tired, the second half, it's overtime - can you function? We're trying to teach them. We have to be ready for those things. But it was better, it was a better effort.”

**Richt on the potential effects of crowd noise on his offense.

“First time crowd noise against us - that's new. We've practiced it a lot - all spring, all fall. But we haven't really had the reality of the noise. We're going to pipe it in here tomorrow, make it as loud as we can and do our best to simulate the crowd noise we'll have. The goal is to make it louder than we can hear each other.”

“Something happened today - I'm not going to say exactly what - that, you know what, if it's loud, we have a problem. We have to make sure we know exactly what to do. That's why you practice. Something will pop up and you're like, 'I didn't think of that. I should have thought of that, but I didn't.' Anyway, those kinds of things happen. Good thing we still have tomorrow to iron it out."

**CMR noted that most of the responsibility is on the quarterback when dealing with crowd noise.

"The noise affects one guy the most - that's the quarterback. Does he have the poise to handle the noise? Does he have the poise to handle all the nonverbal communication? Does he have the poise to handle it when [fans] go ballistic, the first time something good happens for their team? That's the biggest key of
playing on the road, in my opinion. Brad [Kaaya] has been through it. I'm not worried one bit about how Brad is going to react to anything that might come up."

**Richt on Darrion Owens’ progress as he continues to work towards 100% with his knee.

"I watched him a little bit today. I would say he still has a little bit of hitch in his giddy-up, so to speak. But he's moving a lot better. When the ball was snapped in the game [against FAU], he wasn't even thinking about it. He moved really well."

**Richt was asked if he has noticed Kaaya struggling in play-action situation, to which he said…

"He dropped straight back in the pocket on the flag route to [Stacy] Coley and was just in the shotgun, he was wide open and he missed him. I don't think it's that...the bottom line is we have to get in the pocket, in the right spot, whether it's play-action or just gun and straight dropback, or straight dropback under center - we do a little bit of that too. We have to set the point in the right spot, have a short little hitch in the pocket, and start operating from there."
 

Comments (32)

this is why we need a IPF, blast crowd noise at these guys at 150 decibels so that it wont matter.
 
Thanks for the write-ups pete, much appreciated.

Not worried at all about Kaaya and crowd noise, he's already been through two FSU-Miami games and posted elite numbers despite the noise
 
We need these boys to be razor sharp. We really gotta put App state back in its place. Way to cocky of one major win and a close loss...ridiculous
 
It's going to difficult to audible with all those banjos playing the background.
 
I just want him to say, "I feel sorry for App. State on Saturday" and then walk away.
 
Not worried about Kaaya and crowd noise.
[MENTION=10620]nebraska[/MENTION] 2014 He was 28/42 359yards 3td 2int
@VTech on a Thursday night 2014 He was 7/16 for 92 yards and 1 TD (the game that Duke went off)
@FSU 2015 He was 29/49 405yards 3td


Those 3 places are against teams better than App State, in stadiums louder than Boone. Can't see crowd noise being a problem unless something drastically changed in their methods of communication pre-snap.
 
**Richt was asked if he has noticed Kaaya struggling in play-action situation, to which he said…

"He dropped straight back in the pocket on the flag route to [Stacy] Coley and was just in the shotgun, he was wide open and he missed him.

Starting to become a theme...
 
this is why we need a IPF, blast crowd noise at these guys at 150 decibels so that it wont matter.

You could hire a monkey with a pair of cymbals to simulate the noise you'll hear at that HS stadium on Saturday.
 
"He dropped straight back in the pocket on the flag route to [Stacy] Coley and was just in the shotgun, he was wide open and he missed him. I don't think it's that...the bottom line is we have to get in the pocket, in the right spot, whether it's play-action or just gun and straight dropback, or straight dropback under center - we do a little bit of that too. We have to set the point in the right spot, have a short little hitch in the pocket, and start operating from there."

This is interesting because Kaaya looked off in the pocket all night. Looked like his drops were a little too deep and he didn't step up at all.
 
Have you ever listened to a post practice interview with Richt? There is plenty of damn noise around the Greentree.
 
Serious question: are there enough seats for it to be real noisy? The pic I saw looked like there wern't,p...just looked like 2 sets of bleachers.

Never mind, I guess this is respectable. Ish.

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Serious question: are there enough seats for it to be real noisy? The pic I saw looked like there wern't,p...just looked like 2 sets of bleachers.

Never mind, I guess this is respectable. Ish.

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That version of that stadium is like a dyck pic version of my cox. The real stadium looks like Traz Powell.
 

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