According to Coach Pruitt, his defense still has that new car smell
“We have no depth chart,” he said. “We just have somebody who goes with the ones.”
On Thursday, that included nose guard Mike Thornton and walk-on Aaron Davis at cornerback.
Indeed. Yesterday JJ Green took some reps at safety after cornerback Brendan Langley got a look back there the practice before. Which Pruitt explained as such:
“Brendan was a high school wide receiver,” Pruitt said. “He’s got really good ball skills. Just looking for a guy who can play the ball in the deep part of the field.”
So the transition between Grantham and Pruitt continues with more questions than answers, but the new defensive coordinator is confident things will shake out just fine by August:
“Two weeks into fall camp, we’ll get them in their spots,” Pruitt said. “Maybe they’ll be some guys this spring that kind of take that step to where you say I know I can count on him but right now we’re just a work in progress.”
Hey, the defense was going to be a work in progress anyway. Just glad it's with new coaches looking over players that are eager to make an impression. GDay is going to be pretty fun!