They’re hoping for big things out of Georgia refugee Tray Matthews at Auburn next season. Here’s one thing they think he’s got going for him:
And there’s one thing working in his favor that many might not have thought about, Holsey said. Since Matthews never had to memorize the concepts in former coordinator Ellis Johnson’s 4-2-5 scheme, he won’t have to force himself to forget them now.
That should only help his cause as he vies for playing time under the Tigers’ new defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp.
“He didn’t really know the terminology for the last defense,” Holsey said. “So his first experience (at Auburn) is going to be a fresh start with Coach Muschamp.”
If not memorizing defensive concepts is a major deal on the Plains, dude, then Matthews ought to be on his way to superstardom, because it never appeared that he knew the terminology for his first defense, either.