Greg Brown discusses Louisville safeties

Due to early departures to the NFL, University of Louisville safeties coach Greg Brown will need to find a pair of new starters. Brown spoke about the groups progress following Wednesday's practice.

The early departures of James Sample and Gerod Holliman to the NFL has left both safety spots open for the taking during Louisville's spring practice. While both starters, and their combined 18 interceptions, are gone, Cardinals safeties coach Greg Brown has a collection of players primed to compete.

Josh Harvey-Clemons, a former Scout.com five-star prospect who started 11 games at Georgia prior to transferring to Louisville, is currently the first team strong safety, with junior Jarrod Barnes just behind him on the depth chart.

A bulked up Chucky Williams begins spring as the first team free safety, with Zykiesis Cannon and Richard Benjamin also competing for the spot.

Brown, who has tutored three players, including Holliman last season, that have gone on to win the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's top defensive back, visited with the media following Wednesday's practice and discussed the groups progress.



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