Martinez wants aggression from young guys

ATHENS – Prince Miller, Asher Allen and Reshad Jones always have felt a connection.

Now that they will be in the starting lineup together for the first time, they think that will become evident on the playing field. All three were members of the 2006 signing class. Miller and Allen, both juniors, are Georgia's starting cornerbacks, and

Jones, a redshirt sophomore, is stepping into one starting safety position.

 "Most of us who are playing together came in together, so we kind of feel comfortable," Jones said. "We have a brotherhood relationship."

 Miller thinks that will allow Allen and him to be more aggressive on the perimeter, and hopefully that will improve on their four combined interceptions from a year ago, he said.

 "People were holding back at certain times I think (last year)," Miller said. "This year a lot of people are starting to take more chances with the safeties we've got. People feel more comfortable to take chances with Reshad Jones and CJ Byrd and Quintin Banks back there. It seems like we've all grown together, and we've all learned together. You kind of expect people to be at certain spots on the field."

 Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez will encourage any extra aggression from his cornerbacks, he said.  "Asher always has been a physical guy, but Prince really came on at the end of the year, just making open field tackles and that was good to see," Martinez said.

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