UF-FAU Post Game Press Conference

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Post game coverage of the game should begin shortly. We'll have highlights here

Video: Dan Mullen Press Conference
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Coach Mullen has arrived
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Mullen quick to note how Richardson also missed some reads in the passing game
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Says he's pleased with both and is confident in Jones and Richardson, except for some misses from both.
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On the quarterbacks: "The plan was to play both of them... thought he did a good job... both of them have the ability to make explosive plays."

Reiterates that Emory Jones is the starter, but that both missed plenty of reads
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Mullen downplaying Richardson a little bit, but still notes how he can make plays with the ball in his hand.
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Mullen on rushing focus:
"We're gonna do what our guys do well"
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On the rushing attack: "We are going to do what our guys do well. Our explosive plays came on the ground tonight."

Gators erupted for 400 yards on the ground tonight
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On 4th and Goal miss:
Says Emory got the wrong call from the sideline
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On if he would ask himself when there is a QB controversy: "I would never ask myself that."
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Reason for keeping Jones as the starter: Jones' decision making and ability to run the whole offense, not just part of it. Says both QBs have a lot of growing to do.

Adds that the first touchdown was called at the line by Jones.
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Mullen says Dameon Pierce touchdown on pitch play was check play by Emory Jones
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Mullen says his biggest surprise tonight was the number of penalties they had.

There were a number of sloppy penalties by the defense late in the game.
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Says best part of the night was the return of fans to the stands, brining the energy and electricity.
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Says he expects a lot of improvement from the defense, but happy with the way they got after the quarterback.
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"We really want to play with temp. We want to do that a lot more this season."

The offense opened up the game with a fast-paced offense which led to a quick score.
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Coach Mullen is done for the night. Up next is Zach Carter.
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That's it for Coach Mullen, up next is Zach Carter.
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On the impressive performance by the Gators' front 7: "That's a sneak peak. We're just scratching the surface."
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With a big smile on his face, Carter says he's excited to be back in Tampa next week. (Homecoming game for him)
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"I'm really excited to play in front of my home crowd." Next week's game at USF is homecoming for Carter, who hasn't played a game in Tampa since high school
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Carter says there's a tendency to overreact to week one games, says team will get better as season goes along.
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Says he wants defense to be best in SEC. Says they need to do a better job against the run
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"I'm not disappointed, I'm just not satisfied"
Says team can take it to another level
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On the performance: "We had a solid performance, but we can take it to another level."

Carter is done. Malik Davis is up now
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"They just couldn't stop us honestly"
Straight forward stuff from Davis
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On what the team saw that led to the 400-yd performance by the team on the ground: "We just saw that they couldn't stop us, honestly."
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On Emory:
Says he tells Emory that he believes in him and the team knows what he's capable of
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Davis says he's excited to be back in Tampa next week. Homecoming weekend for him as well.
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On Emory Jones facing scrutiny this week: "I told him, 'I believe in you.' The whole team believes in him."
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Davis had 104 yards tonight. The last time he had 100+ yards: four years ago against Vanderbilt, when he was a true freshman
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On superseniors (Wells, Davis, Moon):
"It goes off the work we've been putting in"
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On getting start at RB:
Says it feels good knowing the coaches believe in him and he can show what he can do.
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"I don't know how long it's been, but I know I didn't score last year. It felt good."

Davis scored his first touchdown since 2019 against UT Martin tonight.
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Davis is done. Emory Jones up next.
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