What Mark Richt said after Miami’s win over Bethune-Cookman

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MIAMI GARDENS — Keep it here for thoughts from Mark Richt, players and others after UM’s season-opening win:

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Richt “thinks [BCU] is going to win a lot of games.”

He didn’t like Miami’s number of penalties. “We just can’t get out of our own way, especially in the red zone offensively.”

Zach Feagles had a good day, Richt said. He didn’t like how Michael Badgley had to make a tackle on a kickoff.

“We ran the ball pretty darn good,” Richt said. Mark Walton and Travis Homer averaged around 9 yards per carry.

“Overall, I thought they played well” — speaking about Bethune-Cookman, not his own team.

Richt said new starting quarterback Malik Rosier “handled the game well. I thought his decisions were pretty darn good. …  His accuracy overall was good.”

“I think he played well,” Richt said, noting a misfire to Jeff Thomas.

Getting Evan Shirreffs in the game “was good,” Richt said, noting that Shirreffs wanted to run the whole offense but Richt slowed him down with such a large lead.

Richt on Mark Walton: “He was looking for contact. … He wanted to finish runs and run through people.”

Darrell Langham’s deep catch came when he “used that body and those big long arms to snatch it. … I thought he played well.”

On defense: “It’s just one game. I’m sure Manny [Diaz] is not totally excited. … We’re not on offense either.” Richt said BCU “moved the ball well” and  “executed well.”

“I know our defense is not going to be 100 percent thrilled when they put the tape on,” Richt said. “Hopefully they use that to motivate” themselves.

Richt on substituting: “Not everybody played perfect, but a lot of people got to play.”

Richt praised Corey Gaynor. “He’s going to be really good.”

Richt hasn’t seen the “turnover chain.” He’s excited to see it.

Travis Homer “ran well,” Richt said, noting he secured the ball well.

 

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