Q&A with James Coley

Read on to see what offensive coordinator James Coley is saying a few days before the team's second spring scrimmage.

On Brad Kaaya missing practice:
The flu was going around and it caught a couple of our guys, and Brad was one of them.

On Malik Rosier taking over:
I thought Malik went in and looked really good. He made some big plays with his legs and a couple real good throws. He’s a gifted athlete who cares about the game and it showed today at practice.

On the quarterback situation:
You get reps and it helps the next guy. Brad and Malik are two different guys. Malik brings an element Brad doesn’t bring – being mobile and explosive while being mobile.

On Vincent Testaverde:
He took a bunch. I thought he played well. I think he’s still learning. There’s a lot that goes into our spring set up. Sometimes new guys inherit a lot. I thought he threw some really nice passes.

On having a faster pace this spring:
You have to be multiple. There are so many things you do. You have to find the identity of your players and your team, and how to best use their athleticism. We want to speed them up, get more plays. We can always slow them down in the huddle.

On the first scrimmage:
I thought execution was good and now I want it to be great in this one. I don’t want to see self-inflicting plays. We don’t want turnovers in the redzones. We need to finish drives, convert third downs. We’re looking to finish drives better.

On the O-Line this spring:
They’re a tighter unit than I’ve seen. They’re taking it to heart. I’ve been very impressed with how they’re communicating with each other. Sometimes with big guys it’s hard. The guys who are in there are getting better. We just got Kc back. I thought Trevor did well.

On what he’s most happy about this spring:
Being able to convert on third down. I thought it’s been really good. It’s better than what we were last spring. We have more chunk plays down the field.


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