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Cornerback Likes Auburn's Extra Passing

Javaris Davis talks about his new position coach as well as spring training for the Auburn defensive backs.

Auburn, Ala.--Cornerback Javaris Davis said that his new position coach, Greg Brown, is off to a good start working with  Auburn's secondary.

“Everything has gone real smooth under Coach Brown,” Davis said. “The transition has been really good. He has been coaching so long so he knows a lot. We have gained a lot of knowledge.”

Hired in January after coaching at the University of Missouri last season, Brown replaced Wesly McGriff, who left to become defensive coordinator for the Ole Miss Rebels.

Davis enters the 2017 season as a redshirt sophomore who started five games a year ago. On Saturday the defensive back and his teammates will go through their second major scrimmage of spring training. A week after that they will play their annual spring game.

“I feel like we did good,” Davis said when asked about his take on the secondary’s performance in scrimmage one. “There were just a couple passes that showed we made some mistakes. The offense had a good game plan.”

Coach Brown pointed out that Davis is a work in progess this spring, but noted the cornerback has good speed and plays with confidence.

Normally in Gus Malzahn’s first spring scrimmage there is little passing. However, that changed last Saturday with the quarterbacks putting the ball in the air 40 percent of the time. Davis noted that he enjoyed the extra action. 

“By them doing that, it helps us get prepared for all those passing teams. It helps us get better.”


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