March 31, 2008

Positioning Parsons

Who says switch hitting is reserved for baseball? Junior Alex Parsons has learned to hit opponents from both sides of the ball after being moved from defensive tackle to the o-line.

Parsons first moved to offensive tackle in the fall of 2007 after playing defensive tackle in spring ball of 2006.

"It was tough. It was very tough. But it's not in my mind anymore," Parsons said.

And better to put the days of "D" behind him, as it looks like the Trojan coaching staff is grooming him for what will translate best into the NFL - the offensive guard position.

Hopefully, the o-line musical chairs game that Matt Spanos played, having a go at every position on the line, helped pave the way for Parsons to be a versatile player no matter what best suits him for a shot at the pros.

As far as what spot Parsons will be taking on the depth chart, well that's as big a mystery as the Davidson basketball team. The entire offensive line is up for grabs along with pretty much every other position on the team, well, with the exception of Joe MckNight in the backfield on punt returns.

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