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Monday, August 9, 2010

The safety rotation

Spoke to a few secondary members after this morning's practice ... And then went to the eye doctor, because my glasses broke over the weekend. Ah, good times.

In any case, sorry I didn't get this to you sooner, but a few quick notes:

- According to the players, here's how the safety rotation is breaking down at practice: Baccari Rambo is shifting between free and strong. When Rambo plays free, he plays alongside Nick Williams. When Rambo is at strong, it's Jakar Hamilton at free safety.

Shawn Williams and Alec Ogletree are also working in there, but it's mainly Rambo, Hamilton and Nick Williams.

"It's mainly us three rotating in," Rambo said.

Rambo has no preference on whether he plays free or safety.

"It's all up to the coaches," he said. "If they tell me to play nose tackle I'll do it."

- Ogletree expects to play, but perhaps more on special teams.

"More than likely I probably won't redshirt. But as far as playing time, I should get enough (for a) freshman," Ogletree said. "But I've pretty much been playing mostly special teams."

- Freshman cornerback Derek Owens appears to be getting a serious look, working with first and second teamers. He credited that in part to staying in Athens over the summer and doing some extra studying.

"Students, players, the players that talk to the coaches, they come to me and tell me, 'The coaches like you,' " Owens said.

1 comment:

jferg said...

I really like that 3-man rotation...and you can go ahead and pencil Q Banks into that as well (assuming health). those 4 guys will assure us of two things:

#1- we get back to the hard hitting safety U of the early-mid 2000's
#2- we vastly improve our secondary over the past 5 years by having TWO good safeties in the game at all times (unless in the nickel of course).

Color me very excited about our DB's as a whole.