Published August 15, 2012 - 10:45am
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Senior Corey Broomfield has been moved to safety permanently by the MSU coaching staff after having played corner his entire career. The staff toyed with the idea early in fall camp, but the emergence of fellow corner Darius Slay has freed up Broomfield to stay at safety.
But Broomfield, who was certainly not set in his ways, loves the switch to safety to help get the best four defensive backs on the field…and to do some trash talking.
“I love it back there,” Broomfield said. “I get closer to the line of scrimmage, so when I talk trash I ain’t just talkin’ to myself.”
“We’re gonna attack the quarterback, we’re gonna be on the attack this year,” Broomfield said. “Coach Wilson’s got a few tricks up his sleeve that’s gonna help me out.”
Oddly enough, MSU might boast the most experienced and deepest secondary as any team in the SEC West.
With preseason All-American Johnathan Banks playing corner opposite Slay, Broomfield and Nickoe Whitley, both returning starters, will play safety.
Expect the defensive secondary for the Bulldogs to be one of the team’s strengths in 2012.