Chip Towers strongly suggests that’s the case.
Don’t be surprised if Tramel Terry ends up moving back to offense by August. Right now nobody’s saying that’s going to happen. But Terry’s recent comments about his progress on the defensive side of the ball hinted that it’s not going great and he didn’t seem very happy.
The redshirt freshman athlete from Goose Creek was moved from receiver to defensive back during bowl practices in December and has been working at safety throughout Georgia’s spring practices.
… Terry’s move to defense came at the behest of former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
“Every practice Coach Grantham would come up to me and say this is where you’re money’s at, this is where you can make it,” Terry recalled. “I looked at the DBs and I’m like, ‘I’m a defensive guy,’ like my body size and all that. I just trusted them. They put me on the defense for the bowl game and I was out there making plays. It was more relaxed. … They were just kind of putting me out there and telling me what to do. Now it’s more like learning. Sometimes I’m hesitant on what I’m doing I’ve just got to keep learning from the coaches and make sure I know everything and I’ll be fine.”
Terry scoffed at the prospect of possibly being utilized on both sides of the ball or as a kick returner, as was once discussed.
“I feel like my hands are full right now,” Terry said. “We’ve got plenty of guys who are capable of doing it. I guess they just want me to be on the field at safety and focus on that. … I’ve just got to become a defensive player.”
And Mike Bobo’s not exactly pushing back hard against the possibility.
Moving safety Tramel Terry back to receiver or somebody else on defense could be discussed.
“That’s something,” Bobo said, “we’ll evaluate probably after spring and let everybody get a fair shot.”
Urgh. I hope we’re not reading stories two or three years from now about how Terry was never been able to find a position at Georgia from which he could contribute.