Antonio Riles Wants More from the Line

GAINESVILLE, Fla..-- Antonio Riles wants more from the team. The left guard was not too happy after Wednesday's practice and he talks about what needs to happen for the team to move forward.

Antonio Riles has one message to his team, he wants more. 

"We made a good progression from the first couple of days," said the left guard. "[On Wednesday] we kind of let things that we can't control get the best of us, and that kind of made the decision for the rest of the day to kind of drag around a little bit. We came out there a little slow, so we've definitely got to come out stronger on Friday."

Riles was not happy at the offensive line's performance after the team's first practice in pads, and he is not going to accept that type of performance from this group. 

"We've got to take ownership of the team. Team run is the most important period. Pretty much, if you win team run, you win the day of practice. We haven't been winning it for the first couple days, so we know what we've got to do."

On the other hand, Riles has seen plenty from the younger offensive lineman like Fred JohnsonTyler Jordan and Martez Ivey

"It's good to see guys growing and can grow in [their positions]," he said. "It's exciting to see all those guys stepping in and seeing where they are going to go."

This spring numbers are not an issue. The offensive line is not made of walk-ons or freshman, on the contrary, the Gators have plenty of experience in the trenches. For Riles, that means he can work on his individual technique. 

"Just working on the things that wasn't good at like my hands," he said. "I don't think I'm too far off. I have plenty of time to work out there."

Time not a factor, however, Riles knows that focus will be key in turning things around from what he described as a disappointing Wednesday practice. 

"We are tied in, we know what we have to do," he said. "We are defending [SEC] East Champions, and we have to hold a standard to that. We know last year we were the primary position to blame, so we just need to step up and make it happen."

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