''I'm watching more film and taking more notes than I was the whole time I was at cornerback,'' he said. ''There's a lot more mental stuff than at corner.''
Allen played some at safety early last year, then abandoned the position once he won a starting job at cornerback. Still, the limited experience he had at safety should help him a bit when he starts there in Saturday night's game with Florida.
''I didn't play that much safety last year but I got my first interception there,'' he said. ''I guess that helps a little bit, but not too much.''
Asked if there are any advantages to playing safety vs. cornerback, Allen paused thoughtfully before replying: ''I guess I get to see the whole field and read the quarterback's eyes a little more. And I get more free shots on the receivers after they get the ball in mid-air, so I guess that's an advantage.''