Coley talks about new RB situation & more

Read on to see what offensive coordinator James Coley is saying about the team's new running back situation.

On Gage Batten:
He was at Auburn and he ended up coming home for personal reasons for his family. I remember seeing him coaching at Dwyer High in the spring and he said he wanted to come walk on. We looked at him, brought him in as a preferred walkon. The way he attacks the game, he’s smart, he’s tough, it means a lot to him being on this team. We couldn’t ask for anything more from his role at fullback and being in our program.

On how much they plan to use a FB:
Probably, depending on the game plan, it could be 15 to 20 percent of the game plan depending on the

On whether he remembers Batten in high school:
Yes. I remember when he transferred from Dwyer from Kings. He was a linebacker. I was recruiting Nick O Leary at the time when at Florida State.

On Walter Tucker being 2nd team because of his role at RB now:
Exactly right. Part of it was he came in and immediately was competing for the one job. Now we have to get Walter reps at running back. He won the fullback spot and Walter is transitioning to doing both.

On who the goal line back is:
Whoever is in the game. All those guys are physical. Trayone is the biggest. He doesn’t run the toughest but he runs tough.

On Dallas Crawford maybe going back to RB:
Not taking anything away from Dallas, it would be Tucker because he’s trained in it. Dallas has a role on defense now so he’ll be staying there.

On Al Golden being happy with the RB situation:
He’s right. Here in training camp is when you really notice it. Those are the guys, when you have a quarterback like Brad, you want guys who can carry the load.


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