Cook won't be changing positions to fill in for Garvin in a literal sense. The redshirt sophomore is far too valuable at bandit to be involved in such a move, but that doesn't mean he can't help fill some of the gap left by Garvin. Although he's just a sophomore, he's second on the team in tack;es with 81 (Garvin had 72) and has been effective against both the run and the pass. He's going to guard, however, against trying to do too much, and echoes the mantra laid down by the defensive staff for every game.
"Just do your job," Cook said of his focus. "You have to do what the coaches tell you to do.
On the other end of the experience and productivity spectrum is Petteway. A solid special teams performer, he had most of his eight tackles on special teams, although he did see a role on defense against Cincinnati. In that contest, which Garvin also missed, Petteway was called on after Travis Bell was shaken up. He had the same thoughts on his initial performance ("Just execute your assignment") and believes that experience will help him if he gets on the field for regular defensive snaps against Clemson.
Check out the clips below for more from the defensive duo.