Q&A with Coach Ron Dugans

Read on to see everything wide receivers coach Ron Dugans was saying following day 4 of camp on Sunday.

Wide Receivers Coach Ron Dugans

On the play of the team’s younger receivers – Dayall Harris, Ahmmon Richards and Sam Bruce…

"Talking about the young receivers, it's been a process. The guys have bought in. I'm really pleased with how they've come out and worked. Dayall Harris, Ahmmon Richads and Sam Bruce, they've been coming out and competing. We're trying to get them to play at a high level, and like I said before, it's going to be a process getting those guys there. We're taking it a day at a time, but it's been fun, seeing guys compete on the perimeter in the run game, in the pass game and in one-on-ones catching the football against the defensive backs. It has been really good. I think they bring something to the table. I think those guys can help us."

On the play of senior Malcolm Lewis…

"I challenged Malcolm. I told him we expect bigger things out of him - being a veteran, being around for some years, being around this university. I feel like he can bring something to the table for us. He competes, he has good ball skills. The kid has good speed. He does some really good things. He has caught the ball well for us this fall camp, and I'm excited about him. He has done some things on the kickoff return team. I'm pleased with what he's doing right now. The kid is out there competing. I'm excited about Malcolm."

On the play of freshman Ahmmon Richards...

"He has a good skillset. He can run. That's one thing that he can do. He's a shifty kid. A great kid that has good ball skills. I think he's going to be a really good player for us. He is still young, still has to get some strength and conditioning. But he brings a lot to the table for us, as far as stretching the football field. He's explosive when he catches the football."

On the play of senior Stacy Coley…

"Stacy has been working. He's trying to be more of a leader. I challenged him and said, 'Look, you have to lead. I'm the coach - yeah, I coach you guys, get you motivated and everything - but this is your segment. What's our identity?’ I want him to be one of the leaders in that room. He sprung a long run in the run game yesterday [with a block], then came back the next play and got put on his butt. I was kind of excited about that, just let him know that this is a physical ballgame. He has made some plays down the field for us. He's doing good. I'm pleased with him so far."


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