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- October 12, 2022 at 6:22 pm #23295
Coming up shortly, Billy Napier and select players will be meeting with the media to preview Saturday’s matchup against LSU. Follow along for live coverage.
- October 12, 2022 at 6:54 pm #23296
Napier is here. Noted that today’s practice was better than yesterday’s. Said he told the team there’s no better opportunity than to be well-prepared.
“There’s no better feeling in this game than trying to be a loyal and dependable teammate.”
- October 12, 2022 at 6:56 pm #23297
On Jaydon Daniels: Said the number one concern is overall ability to run and pass the ball. Said he’s got a good arm with great accuracy. Said he does a good job of taking off and running when needed.
- October 12, 2022 at 6:59 pm #23298
On the tempo of the offense: says there’s no plan to lighten up the tempo and go more conservative.
Defensively, said the biggest issue is getting off the field.
On the kicking game: Said that with the missed kicks all being long-range, they have to reevaluate their strategy. Essentially, play to the kicker’s range. Said that Trey Smack could potentially kick long-range field goals down the line, but said that Mihalek is still the best FG kicker and Smack is the best KO kicker.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:03 pm #23299
On Richardson’s performance against LSU last season and how they plan to get “that player” back: “I think it’s part of him growing as a player, and I think it’s all position groups growing around him as well.”
Said that the team is improving week-to-week film-wise, even with some sloppiness in year one.
O’Cyrus Torrence was listed as “questionable” on the depth chart. Napier said that they just wanted to be honest on the depth chart since he’s missed some practice, but he should be good to go on Saturday.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:04 pm #23301
On the UF-LSU rivalry: Said that nothing in the past will affect Saturday’s game.
On Brian Kelly: Said he’s been a very consistent coach as he wins everywhere he goes. Said he respects his focus on the fundamentals.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:06 pm #23303
On Jack Miller III: Said he’s cleared to participate, but he hasn’t been able to take reps. Said that although he’s listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the DC, he probably isn’t going to be the backup on Saturday.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:09 pm #23304
On having two on-field OL coaches: “Teams have five DBs on the field at the same time and have two coaches. Why wouldn’t we have that for five offensive linemen?”
Said that it’s been successful in the past, and it’s working again at UF.
That concludes Napier’s portion. DL Gervon Dexter is next.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:10 pm #23305
On the season to this point: “I think I’m doing pretty well.”
Said that the unit is doing well, but they have a lot of room for improvement, mainly communication.
Said there’s usually 10 people doing their job and one who messes up, which causes the miscues.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm #23306
On containing Jaydon Daniels: Said it comes down to knowing where he is when he runs and communicating everyone’s roles.
“If you’re supposed to be in C gap, be in C gap.”
- October 12, 2022 at 7:13 pm #23307
On facing the double teams this season: Said that it’s a combination of the OL’s gameplan where he just needs to eat it, but he’s also put himself in bad spots by coming off the ball late or hitting the guard.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:14 pm #23308
On Ventrell Miller’s performance: Said it wasn’t too much of a shock as he practices the exact same way. Communication-wise, he described him as a quarterback as he’s always talking to the defense.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:15 pm #23309
LSU rushed for over 300 yards last season. Dexter, once again, said it comes down to communication.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:16 pm #23310
On his snap count this season: “I don’t think it should impact my play.”
Said his snap count should go down as the younger guys (name dropped Chris McClellan) continues to earn the trust of the coaches. Said that it would open up opportunities for himself.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:17 pm #23312
On the two losses: “We don’t really dwell on the losses. We try to go 1-0 every week.”
- October 12, 2022 at 7:18 pm #23313
On what he expects from the atmosphere: Said he’s grateful for the Swamp and UF fans for supporting the team every week.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:19 pm #23314
Ricky Pearsall is here.
Said he’s very familiar with the Florida-LSU rivalry with watching the game last season and what his teammates say.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:21 pm #23315
The inevitable: Pearsall’s QB last season at ASU was Daniels. He said they’ve talked more this week than before since he committed to UF.
Added that they’ve exchanged some trash talk. Pearsall also gave some advice to the defense, mainly Gervon Dexter, on how to stop Daniels.
“I warned (Daniels), Big G is coming.”
- October 12, 2022 at 7:23 pm #23316
On the run game in the second half against Mizzou: Said it also helps the passing offense as a D will load the box, which would open up the passing game.
On the LSU defense: Said they do a lot of pressing, so their battles will begin at the line of scrimmage.
Said Corey Raymond and some of the veteran corners have relationships with the DBs at LSU, and they’ve given some tidbits for Saturday.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:24 pm #23317
On what games in the SEC mean to him: “That’s what I came here for… there’s a bunch of hype behind it, and it’s all true.”
- October 12, 2022 at 7:25 pm #23318
On the atmospheres in the PAC-12 compared to the SEC: They aren’t super close, but Utah has some good fans
- October 12, 2022 at 7:26 pm #23319
Ricky Pearsall is done.
- October 12, 2022 at 7:27 pm #23320
Some clarification on Jack Miller III’s situation: He is available, but he isn’t QB2. He’ll be the emergency QB this week.
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