Colzie Previews the Secondary

At times last year the secondary played well but the inexperienced corners did give up some big plays but that is to be expected. The safety position will be younger with the graduation of Pat Watkins and Kyler Hall. Coach James Colzie breaks down the secondary before heading into spring practice which starts on March 13th.

Florida State loses only one player to graduation at the corner spot. Four players in Tony Carter (Starter), Jr. Bryant (Starter), Michael Ray Garvin and Trevor Ford got valuable experience during the 2005 season. However, it's two redshirt freshmen in Jamie Robinson and Korey Mangum who are making the most noise in the off-season.

"J.R. Bryant and Tony Carter aren't going this spring because they are both rehabbing after shoulder surgery," Coach James Colzie said. "Right now Jamie Robinson and Kory Mangum are ahead of Trevor Ford and Michael Ray Garvin respectively. They are both very quick in drills and they are working hard with great attitudes. We will start Jamie out as 1st team boundary and Korey out as 1st team field corner."

Tony Carter will sit out of Spring drills

What does Colzie like about his two true freshmen?

"Jamie has great size, quickness and instincts," Colzie said. "He has a great understanding of the game. He has a couple of things to fix technique-wise. However, he's make some nice plays before it's all said and done. Korey also has great instincts with a great mind."

The safety position is very young due to graduation and the dismissal of Kenny Ingram. It also looks like junior Roger Williams will sit out rehabbing a shoulder as well.

"Darius McClure and Anthony Houlis will go back and forth between the two safety positions," he said. "Darius will start out as 1st team Rover with Myron Rolle as his back up. Myron is working very hard in mat drills and he's getting better every day."

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