June 9, 2009

Insider Report: Jones bouncing back

Moody staying put (By Gene Williams, Warchant.com)

Other than possibly the place-kicking position, no other spot on the roster is more open for competition this fall than strong safety/rover. Myron Rolle, who held down the starting job the past few years, has moved on to Oxford leaving a huge hole at the position. That could mean a golden opportunity for redshirt freshman Nick Moody.

Entering 2009, no player on the roster has any game experience at rover. Depth was so depleted this spring that the coaches moved senior cornerback Korey Mangum to the spot but with mixed results. Sophomore Terrance Parks, who played cornerback last season, saw some time at rover but he was primarily a backup to Jamie Robinson at free safety.

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