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Mike Sanford Plans On Using Both Stein & Bridgewater

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford says he plans on using both Will Stein and Teddy Bridgewater when the season begins. Sanford says he is unsure on how it will work out, but it is important that both guys get reps. Excerpt:

“In college football these days, you can’t just get one guy ready,” Sanford said. “We want to have both those guys ready to play. We think each has a lot of strong characteristics and we can develop them by playing them.”

“As spring went on, as he became more familiar with the system, he got better and better and more comfortable,” Sanford said. “I really liked what I saw out of Teddy. I love his attitude. He’s a hard-working guy, hard working off the field, cares about knowing all the mental things you’ve got to know at quarterback, wants to understand what everybody does. I do feel like he progressed as spring went on.”

As for the dynamic between Stein and Bridgewater, Sanford said, “Stein is a guy who’s been in the program, played before, played last year, has some seasoning to him, a very confident young man and I think in his mind he’s one of those guys who believes he’s the best and nobody is going to beat him out. It creates an interesting scenario. You’ve got a young guy who’s been told he’s good and an older guy who believes he’s good.

“As the thing develops, we’re going to see how it goes. I know one thing going in: We’re going to play them both. How that works I don’t know. I don’t know what the recipe of that is, but that’s something we’re going to do. We’ll see how training camp goes, how the start of the season goes and go from there. We’ll play the guy that gives us the best chance to win.”

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