After seemingly recruiting enough this past offseason so that the field cornerback position would be well stocked and even relatively deep, coaches are currently scrambling for bodies to fill the position. Brian Logan was not able to finish practice Saturday with what is believed to be a broken hand, adding to the sudden loss of depth at the position.
First it was Robbie Buckner with an ailing hamstring injury, and then within days both Garett Nicholson and Corby Eason were deemed ineligible for the time being as they both work through eligibility issues. Now as Buckner has begun his return, Brian Logan, who had been running with the first-team, went down Saturday with an apparent broken hand.
In his stead was Lee Aguirre, who will now likely compete with Buckner for the starting role. Aguirre has spent just about all his reps at boundary cornerback, but has been cross-trained at both positions and may have to move over to field corner for the season opener. Brandon Bradley meanwhile spent a lot of spring playing at field and could be used at the position, providing another option.
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke about the sudden depth problems at field corner, along with other issues, following practice on Saturday.