Georgia shuffles defensive secondary, asks fans for 'Red Out' against Clemson
Perhaps Georgia’s biggest obstacle to winning the SEC East division is the defensive secondary.
Last season, the Bulldogs defensive backs struggled to tackle, cover and, even, communicate under Todd Grantham. Now, with Jeremy Pruitt at the helm, the embattled position group should improve, and finding the right mix of starters is paramount.
The front seven is primarily set, and Pruitt has shuffled the secondary throughout fall camp. The latest has freshman Dominick Sanders at the Star position, with Quincy Mauger as the backup. Damian Swann has solidified himself at one corner, while JUCO transfer Shattle Fenteng is seeing time opposite Swann. Walk-on Aaron Davis is taking first team reps at safety, along with Corey Moore.
Freshmen Rico Johnson and Malkom Parrish are the future at cornerback,and they’re running with the second team.
Regardless of which four (or five) Pruitt and Mark Richt eventually decide to start, depth is the most important key, and playing younger players to start the season will pay dividends towards the end of 2014.
Georgia is asking fans on the athletic website to “Spread the Red” against Clemson, meaning the school is preparing for a red out.
“We’re asking everyone to wear red this game and make it one of those memorable moments, memorable games, memorable atmospheres,” coach Mark Richt said, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Georgia shouldn’t have to encourage their fans to wear red, and that game against Clemson will be incredible.