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Coach Rich Rodriguez has high praise for RB JJ Taylor

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Arizona freshman running back JJ Taylor rushed for 168 yards and a touchdown against Hawaii, averaging more than 9 yards per carry.  He's filling a void left behind by Orlando Bradford, who was arrested and kicked off the team last week.

Here's what Rich Rod is saying about JJ Taylor, who could also begin making a name for himself returning punts.

“Part of the reason that you do (rugby-style kicks) is so it’s hard to catch the ball. The ball shakes funny and bounces in funny ways. As a rule for returners, if it’s low below your knees and squirming around, you are better off just falling on it. If it bounces above your knees and there is some space, then scoop it up and take off with it. With Nate Phillips being hurt, we had J.J. Taylor back there, and he gained some experience with that. I thought he was good. He returned one for a few yards, and I’m excited for J.J. We keep talking about getting him in the game more, and we’ll make a better effort to do that.” 

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