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UM’s Al Golden talks about freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen

 

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Coach Al Golden, asked Monday about the progress of freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen, said Olsen “needs to really improve the mental aspects of his game” and “can’t waste this year.”

Said Golden of Olsen, who is expected to redshirt this season: “He’s got to learn the game. He’s got to be obedient to a regimen to be a quarterback, and it’s got to be the same every day. He’s got to be disciplined in terms of that. He’s not there yet. He hasn’t owned the process yet.

“He’s got to really improve the mental aspects of his game so that he can play the game fast, and he can’t waste his time, can’t waste this year.

“He’s got to get better. He’s out here right now throwing. He’s got to. He’s got to be out here throwing every day. And when we’re not throwing, he’s got to be throwing anyway.

“He’s got to be watching the way Stephen [Morris] and Ryan [Williams] conduct themselves and how they run the offense. He’s got to know every signal, every call. He’s got to make the right Mike calls on runs, get us in the right protection. He’s got to get going on that side of it so he can play fast.”

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