Will Muschamp and his fellow SEC coaches each took a turn updating their respective teams on a conference call Monday. We’ve got the highlights from that call as well as the audio posted for you below. Only 110 days until the first game of the season!
- Muschamp said he feels good about the progress his team has made from a talent standpoint, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively he said they remain a work in progress in terms of talent and depth.
- Muschamp said he is comfortable with the special teams players they have at kicker and punter, but they don’t have a lot of experience.
- There are 45 players on campus taking a “Maymester” class and working out.
- Muschamp didn’t see the need for a change in the recruiting calendar but he doesn’t see a major issue adjusting to a December signing period. He said it will help schools know if a how solid a commitment from a player is. Muschamp said if a committed player doesn’t sign in December it would be a strong indicator that he isn’t truly committed.
- Muschamp said any freshman that is ready to play and earns the job will get on the field, regardless of position. He mentioned two true freshman players started at quarterback last season.
- Muschamp said that quarterbacks and offensive lineman are more likely to play early in college football these days because of the growing number of transfers creating less depth on the roster. Muschamp said the increase of passing offenses in high school also has players more prepared to contribute early in college.
- Muschamp said he is confident Michael Scarnecchia can get the job down as the backup quarterback. The big thing with Scarnerccia is adjusting to the speed of the game and getting back to full strength after missing time with a shoulder injury last season.
- Muschamp is in favor of the rule proposal that would allow freshmen players to play in four games and not lose a year of eligibility.
Take a listen to Muschamp’s comments below: