Richt talks QBs after first scrimmage of spring

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Peter Ariz

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The Miami Hurricanes had their first scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday morning and Mark Richt spoke afterwards to discuss the action. The scrimmage was closed to the media.

Richt was asked if anybody stood out amongst the quarterbacks.

“There were moments Evan (Shirreffs) did some nice things. There was probably a moment where everybody did something pretty good. There was a couple third down situations – he did a good job of standing in there and delivering the ball a few times,” he said.

“Malik and Evan probably had the best of it. Testaverde had a couple good moments as well.”

As was the talk in practice for most of the week, Richt had quarterbacks go fully live in an attempt to simulate the most realistic game situation.

“One guy broke a tackle, spun out and ran – I think he still threw it away, but normally in a game that’s a sack,” Richt said, later clarifying that it was Malik Rosier who made the play.

“I know Evan once or twice had guys bearing down on him and he just stood in there and threw it and completed a ball or two while still getting hit, so that was good,” he said.

Richt explained the scrimmage was separated into two halves, not in game format though. Richt said there were “x amount” of plays and then a break before another “x amount” of plays were run.

In the first half, the offense began their drive at their own 25 yard-line. Richt said that it “got ugly” for the offense at times.

“We missed some guys that I thought were open,” he said, adding that there were some sacks, fumbles, bad snaps, and interceptions.

The second half though, according to Richt, was more successful for the offense – partly because their drives began on the opponents’ 40 yard-line and there was 3rd-down and red zone situational work too.

“Scored a couple touchdowns, kicked a field goal, made some plays. Got encouraged – last play of the game, threw a little touchdown,” Richt said.

He added that he wouldn't say the offense “dominated” the second half, but that they made it much more competitive.
 
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jakeman1

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.
 

252cane

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.

Keep telling yourself that. This aint no young offense. You have 2 qbs who have been here 3 or 4 years and other guys who has been in the system and should know the offense.
 

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.

Keep telling yourself that. This aint no young offense. You have 2 qbs who have been here 3 or 4 years and other guys who has been in the system and should know the offense.
Alotta moving pieces including the o-line compared to dudes that know who's playing with who in the unit.
 

252cane

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.

Keep telling yourself that. This aint no young offense. You have 2 qbs who have been here 3 or 4 years and other guys who has been in the system and should know the offense.
Alotta moving pieces including the o-line compared to dudes that know who's playing with who in the unit.

All the o-linemen on 1st team played and started games last year except for donaldson.
 

772Cane

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No mention of Jack. Hmmm? When he enrolled early last year I clearly had him tabbed as the next one up after Brad. But you never know do you, do you. CMR and staff looking at real-time skill and productivity, not just popularity and potential. Kudos to them for that.
 

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I take these reports from richt w a grain of salt. The practice is closed for a reason. Who knows how much he's divulging?
 

Johhny Cadillac

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.

Keep telling yourself that. This aint no young offense. You have 2 qbs who have been here 3 or 4 years and other guys who has been in the system and should know the offense.
Alotta moving pieces including the o-line compared to dudes that know who's playing with who in the unit.

All the o-linemen on 1st team played and started games last year except for donaldson.

They were also suspect all season
 

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No worries our starting QB will be on campus next month. Jon Richt is probably on the phone with him right now breaking down the playbook.
 

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If Evan can stand tall under pressure, something we haven't seen in a while, and show just enough athleticism to pick up some yards when they're available he is your '17 starting QB.
 

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Defense is supposed too be ahead. Miami should have an elite defense this year. I'd be a lot more worried if the offense did well this early.

Keep telling yourself that. This aint no young offense. You have 2 qbs who have been here 3 or 4 years and other guys who has been in the system and should know the offense.
Alotta moving pieces including the o-line compared to dudes that know who's playing with who in the unit.

All the o-linemen on 1st team played and started games last year except for donaldson.

And yet Richt said today that even the most prolific offenses he ever coached at FSU and UGA got their asses kicked in the spring.
 

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People will be begging for Kaaya by the end of the FSU game.

"But but Kayak couldn't move and had cement feet. All we need is a guy who isn't a statue."
 
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