Dan Mullen Monday Press Conference Live Thread

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Dan Mullen Monday Press Conference Live Thread

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While waiting, check out our 8/22 ITG Scrimmage Insider Notes

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Mullen will be on in a few minutes.
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Mullen begins talking about the next phase of things is wrapping up training camp and working on final touches. In 12 days, the Gators will be suiting up to take the field. He says the team is ready to get out there and play for real.
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Mullen said it is a transitional week with camp breaking and classes beginning. An exciting time. He is pretty pleased with where the team is, pretty pleased with the scrimmage. Healthy for the most part.
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Mullen discusses the high vaccination rate of his team.

"We're very fortunate, that we're able to educate our guys" Mullen says.
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"A year ago, we're trying to adapt to different protocols," Mullen says, "There was nothing normal about what we did, don't really want to do that again."
He reflects on the past year and what he has learned. He adds that he is very fortunate that he gets to do something everyday that he loves.
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Mullen highlights Anthony Richardson and how he looked in the scrimmage. He says he looked great and that Richardson prepares to be a starter. Although, Mullen says he is not sure if Richardson will have more of a role that Jones did when he was backup to Trask.
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He said Anthony Richardson looked great in the scrimmage and has prepared himself to be the starter.
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Kaiir Elam named second-team AP Preseason All-American ahead of the press conference. Mullen adds that Elam has become a leader as a veteran guy
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Mullen jokes that someone's gotta play when talking about who could play in the first game against FAU. He said it's not about being the starter, it's about reps. Additionally, he says that finishing the game is more important than starting. He plans to play a lot of guys, including in the secondary.
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"Last year the run game was efficient," Mullen says.
He adds the O-line has been pretty solid. Also, he mentions that there is an opportunity for more explosive plays in those positions.
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He also adds that the first team didn't get too many reps in Sunday's scrimmage. It was more about seeing who is ready to play among the depth.
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Mullen did say that the team stayed healthy in Sunday's scrimmage, but that Andrew Chatfield has been a little banged up and missed some time.
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Avery Helm, Jason Marshall, Jadarrius Perkins, Ethan Pouncey and Elijiah Blades are all getting reps oppositie of Kaiir Elam.
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Nick Elksnis had the most reps in last night's scrimmage at the tight end position. Mullen says that he will be big for the Gators in the future.
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Mullen discusses how changes in the transfer portal in the past years has not played a role on how he plays his team.
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You have to like Mullen's approach to the team and Covid-19. They are educating them, but they are still college students and they are going to lead their lives.

He said he wanted Desmond Watson to get down under 400, he wants him at 380 before he can play.
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Friday morning Florida will have a mock game day walk-thru.

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Another positive from the scrimmage was that the punters were great. He says that he had three different punter come on the field and they did really good.
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Mullen also talked about DL Desmond Watson saying that he was still too heavy to be able to play weighing around 400 pounds. But, that Watson has the potential.
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Mullen says defensive back coaches Wesley McGriff and Jules Montinar have done a good job keeping the entire secondary on the same page.

"I think they've done a great job improving that, of getting the secondary to work as one whole unit instead of as somewhat independent contractors."
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