The key was to convince Jones to run like they knew he could.
“I pulled Matt in Monday and said, ‘You need to cut it loose and play,’ ” Muschamp said after Florida’s 24-7 win Saturday night at Kentucky. “‘You’re very tentative when you run it. You look like last year at the beginning of the year.’”
Jones, a sophomore, responded with a monster game in Lexington.
The Tampa native finished with a career-high 176 yards on 28 carries. Jones also chipped in three catches for 20 yards as he effectively served as a safety valve for quarterback Tyler Murphy in his first college start.
Source: Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel