It’s just a brief snippet about where they’re deploying the true freshmen defensive backs, but it’s still interesting to hear Kirby Smart’s philosophy on the subject.
As for Georgia’s seven freshman defensive backs, head coach Kirby Smart hopes to have them locked in one particular position as they learn the defense…
… The object, Smart said, is to build a foundation behind the experienced defensive backs who figure to see the most playing time in 2017.
“The older guys do the mixing and matching and get those freshmen in a spot to provide depth or compete for a starting job,” Smart said.
As someone still scarred by the memory of watching Georgia’s 2013 secondary — hell, Georgia’s 2013 entire defense — trying to figure out where to line up, I’m down with locking in one particular position as they learn the defense.