Golden talks about several players

Read on to see what head coach Al Golden is saying about several players as the team continues preparing for USF on Saturday.

On Ryan Williams:
He's getting better in terms of the leadership. The one thing James is doing well is he's coachable. He's changed some mechanics that are working in his favor. He's leaner. He did a good job in the offseason program. He's moving his feet more. He doesn't have the arm as Stephen but that doesn't prevent you from being a good quarterback. He did a good job. Hopefully we're making progress there.

Throw out week one. It's a new staff. The first game. I've been there. Their front seven is as good as anyone. Lattimore has been there forever. Watson, he fights and scratches and claws. They added Lynch. They're very aggressive and physical up front. I can't speak for coach but I'm sure they're fixing turnovers. It's our job to be ready for a fist fight. It's man on man. We have to get ready for that.

On Kevin Olsen:
He has to learn the game. He has to be obedient to a regime as a quarterback and be the same every day. He hasn't owned the process yet. He has to improve the mental aspects so he can play fast. He can't waste this time. He has be throwing every day. He has to be watching how Stephen and Ryan conduct the offense. He has to make all the calls, get us in the right protection. He has to get going there so he can play fast.

On the RB depth:
It's a competition there for sure. All three of those guys are fighting for reps. How they practice this week will determine who gets those reps and once we get in the game will determine who plays.

On Deon Bush:
Coming off the bye week, I asked him to push. With three days off, he came back quicker and faster. He's not 100 percent. Will he be 100 percent all season? I don't know. But he's playing faster and that carried into the game last week.

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