August 3, 2012

NOTEBOOK: Davis' shift to nickel strengthens 'D'

AUBURN -- Chris Davis was the Tigers' best cover cornerback last season, but that may not be an apt title this fall.


He may spend most of his junior season at nickelback.


The junior said Friday that he's been working more frequently as the team's utility defender when defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder gears up against the pass. Many NFL teams have been dedicating more calls to the nickel defense for the versatility it affords.


VanGorder, himself a former NFL coordinator, likes it.



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