Jon Richt Breaks Down Quarterbacks

Read on to see everything quarterbacks coach Jon Richt was saying about his young unit on Saturday.

Jon Richt, Quarterbacks Coach

Overall thoughts on the start of spring practices…

“It’s going great. We are out here competing, getting after it every day. Our guys have really come out and have done a good job of knowing what to do. The first three installs are in. So they are starting to have more and more. The defense is starting to show more and more. Our guys are doing a great job.”

 

On first impressions of the quarterbacks…

”Pads affect a lot of people on this field, but right now we still have our black jerseys on, so we don’t get hit. Now, once we start scrimmaging we might make these guys live. Which then you will get to see what the physical aspect of the game will do to them. But right now, really it is still the same game. They are having to make decisions based off where the defense is aligned and what they are doing post snap, pre snap. They are doing a great job with it.”

 

On having five quarterbacks to split reps up with…

“Oh for sure, for sure. You still have a lot of reps just like [head] coach [Mark] Richt talked about in one of these earlier interviews. You still have your ones, twos and threes. But it is still a lot to spread around these guys. We are trying to make it as even as possible, especially through the installs where we haven’t necessarily done a lot of reps on any particular play. Try not to judge anyone too early and get too many ideas in our head.”

 

On Cade Weldon…

“He is doing a great job. For a freshman, he is doing an awesome job. He is buying in. You know, it is hard to come in to here, just like those other guys had to do last year, and figure out what exactly we want and how we want them to do it. And he has done a great job of doing it that way. And he is doing a great job of having good composure at the line of scrimmage. He is doing a great job.”

 

On Malik Rosier…

“Malik has done a great job. When it comes down to it, he is a very athletic guy with a great arm. And if he does the right things with his decision making process, which he has done so far. As I said, we have only had three installs. So far, he has done a great job handling the offense, running the tempo, keeping the tempo up and still making the right decisions on every play. So he has done a great job.”


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