Marquis Mosely Q & A

Miami Wide Receivers Coach Marquis Mosely spoke about the competition at the receiver position, what worked against FIU, what to look forward to against Texas A&M, and more.

On Coach Shannon announcing that the wide receiver position was "wide open":

It's just like every other position on the field. We have to keep up the competition between the guys and make sure they're all coming out and continuing to earn their spot each and every week. If guys aren't doing that and being competitive, we'll find a new guy to put in that position for next week.

On who will be starting this week:

I won't decide that until after practice. I go up and watch the tape and make some evaluations, talk it up with the rest of the offensive staff as far as Coach Nix is concerned, then we make a determination with who's going to start after that.

On improvement during the season:

I think it was an improvement from the first two games obviously, but we still have a long way to go. We have a long season ahead of us so we still have to play a lot better and have to do a lot better with some things and we continued to work on those things in practice even though it was a short week and we'll continue to give them an opportunity to do those things and see what they can do.

On taking advantage of the mismatches vs. FIU:

We were just taking advantage of some of the things that FIU was giving us, and I think that some of the things they were doing were allowing us to push the ball down the field a lot more this week. Any time a team decides to do things like that, we'll take advantage of it.

On the receivers being upbeat after the FIU game:

I'm happy that guys are playing confident, but we're not comfortable. As soon as you start playing comfortable, you get your butt beat, so we're not going to be comfortable. We're going to continue to work hard and push these guys to be the best we can be. But we're not going to be comfortable.

On Texas A&M's Secondary:

I think they're a physical and active secondary, and we're going to have to play our best and be active in order to beat those guys. Those guys have a lot of experience coming back from last year, and we're looking forward to the challenge.

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