Aug. 16, 2006
ATLANTA–As Georgia Tech continues its preseason preparations, a trio of defenders have performed well at the cornerback position opposite returning starter Kenny Scott.
“All of those guys are doing a really good job right now,” said Tech head coach Chan Gailey. “Pat, Jahi, Avery – they’re all playing well right now. I don’t know where that will end up, but it’s a good situation because they’re all playing well.”
David Brown, a sophomore from Madison, Ala., has moved from defensive line to offensive line and is now working at right tackle.
“He’s very smart, he’s strong and he’s hunting a home,” said Gailey. “He just couldn’t find a home on defense. He wants to play and this is the next best fit. He needs to put some weight on, but a year from now, who knows?”
Brown is already working with the second team with three starting linemen sidelined by injuries and several backups also out.
“Right now it’s a little tenuous, and that’s probably being positive,” said Gailey.
“We went into the season thinking the depth on the offensive line was a strength and now all of a sudden we’re scrambling. We’ve got guys playing on that second offensive line who have only been there for two or three days.”
Georgia Tech, which opens the season Sept. 2 against third-ranked Notre Dame, has its final day of two-a-days Thursday, with workouts scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.