Kyle Flood pleased with position switches

By Matt Sugam

PISCATAWAY – After switching defensive linemen Marquise Wright and Michael Larrow to the offensive side of the ball to lineman and tight end respectively, head coach Kyle Flood likes what he’s seen so far.

“I’m not ready to make some of the position switches completely permanent yet,” Flood said. “But I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen from those guys.”

What the first-year head coach has witnessed is that the players are accepting their new roles.

“I see they’re embracing the new position and I always think that’s the first thing that has to happen. And sometimes that takes longer than others for certain players,” Flood said. “But I think Marquise Wright, Michael Larrow – these guys have embraced the position changes and I see it in individual. I see their effort and attentiveness in the drills.”

As for Jeremy Deering – who is once again taking reps at safety – Flood is unsure if he’ll have a role on there during the bowl game.

“He’s only doing individual right now,” Flood said. “What I see is what I know we already have which is a guy that’s a gifted athlete and somebody that depending on the Brandon Jones situation may be able to help us in the bowl game, and going forward we’ll have to evaluate where the most impactful place he can get on the filed for us on the field.”

Note: Cornerback Brandon Jones (undisclosed) participated in practice in non-contact drills.

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