Summing up what I wrote for the notebook that is now on ajc.com, there were a few personnel changes that have occurred on Tech’s team:
Freshman defensive tackle J.C. Lanier looks like he’s going to redshirt this season because of his injured shoulder. Coach Paul Johnson said that he was likely going to redshirt anyway.
Freshman defensive end Izaan Cross has made the two-deep depth chart at defensive end. Defensive line coach Giff Smith said that, as of right now, Cross would be the only freshman to play on the line. I’m not sure what that means right now for Emmanuel Dieke, who was on the first two-deep depth chart released a few weeks ago, or Euclid Cummings.
Lastly, and interestingly, Quentin Sims has moved over to quarterback in the wake of the injuries to Jaybo Shaw and Jordan Luallen. The team needed another quarterback considering they were down to three, but Sims was expected to compete for playing time at wide receiver this season. He ran the offense during the playoffs his senior year in high school.
Jemea Thomas was moved earlier this season from A-back to safety to give him a chance to get more time on the field. I don’t know if that thought is true in Sims’ case.
So, how do you see these moves?