Florida coach Dan Mullen pleased with early installation of offense

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Florida coach Dan Mullen and his assistant coaches are in the early stages of installing their offensive system, but the first week of spring practice has been promising.

Rather than hitting set benchmarks with the installation process, Mullen said Wednesday he’s just trying to expose the players to as much as possible.

“You know what it is? You just kinda keep going until you see where you start hitting walls. And I haven’t seen that,” Mullen said Wednesday. “I haven’t seen where there is just confusion. There’s times now where it’s like, ‘OK, what happened?’ But to me, it goes into, ‘Hey, I understand the install of today.’ But [Tuesday] you go back and we threw a couple of plays in from Day 1.

“And there wasn’t a questioning look or guys kind of shrugging their shoulders with no idea what to do. So you keep going until you hit that, and then you’re going to sit there and say, ‘OK, at this point, now we’ve got to be careful moving forward because we’ve gotta make sure we know what we’ve done in the past.’ ”

The quarterbacks are working hard at the installation, according to Mullen, but he didn’t get into specifics of what they’ve done. The first-year coach said Florida’s four signal callers need more time to get comfortable with the system, but they haven’t given him the “deer-in-the-headlight look” at practice.

“Watching those guys throw the ball, they definitely have some arm talent and ability to make a lot of different throws, which is fun to coach. You can put some more things in,” Mullen said. “I’ve been pleased with how they’ve picked things up within the offense, too. It’s going to take a lot of reps before they get comfortable. But I haven’t seen the confused looks out of any of them yet. But it’s through three days.”

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