Coley recaps first scrimmage

Read on to see what offensive coordinator James Coley is saying a couple days after the team's first fall scrimmage.

On Stephen Morris' scrimmage:
I thought he made good decisions in the scrimmage and was a great leader on the sideline. Other things, like whether he gets us in the right plays, and he did that.

On Stephen and Duke:
Stephen is a little more fiery. Duke is more laid back, is younger so he comes over and listens while waiting on a particular play.

On having a top QB and a top RB:
I think it's a good thing to have. The great teams have it. If you look at the best teams, they have a quarterback and a running back. How rare? I don't know. It's rare outside the top 20.

On Eduardo scoring a TD in the scrimmage:
Awesome. Playing without any fear, taking the reps that he takes, and using it to his advantage, working hard on the game itself, it was awesome to see.

On what his role will be:
He's gotta find his role. Those situations, he''ll have to master those situations for him to compete and contribute. He has to find his niche and he's doing that. He knows the system. He's extremely intelligent and he knows football.

On Stacy Coley:
He's a young guy who has to continue to push and work hard. He's not scared to go over the middle when the ball's thrown to him. With our style of offense, he just has to keep learning. If the read goes to him, he needs to be where he needs to be. Those are things you worry with all young guys.

On incoming freshmen used to being the main guy:
Hopefully your whole class is that. You understand when they come in, the adjustment they have to make to be part of those concepts. You jab at them during meetings, but you love them up, and put them back on the field. Eventually they're one of the guys. Everyone is just one of the guys. There isn't anyone above everyone else.


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