I’m a little surprised that the coaches are willing to consider this…
Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell acknowledged there has been some kind of preliminary discussion about him possibly playing some cornerback next season. However, offense would still be his primary role.
“If I think that it’ll help us win and he can function and do that, that’d be fine,” Richt said. “We have a few guys that play both ways but we try to have them focus on one position. If they have enough of a comfort level knowing what to do, we can begin to share a little bit. I wouldn’t be against it.”
… more accurately, that Richt and Bobo are willing to consider this (I’m sure Grantham’s just fine about it), but it’s worth remembering that coming out of high school Mitchell was more highly rated as a defensive back than as a receiver.
He’s been Georgia’s best deep threat this season and I’d hate to see that go. But if he can pull the whole thing off, I won’t complain. Although I do wonder what this says about how the coaches feel about the secondary post-Brandon Boykin.