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Kelson Lands at FS (For Now)

Akina coaches up Kelson

Journeyman Drew Kelson is playing exclusively at free safety while Marcus Griffin, the only returning starter from last year's Texas secondary, has been a swingman between both safety positions, Co-Defensive Coordinator Duane Akina said Wednesday.

Griffin started 10 games at FS last season while Kelson has played, well, nearly everywhere. Recruited as a prototypical SS, Kelson was projected to start at WLB in 2006 before suffering a high ankle sprain just before the season-opener. He began this spring at SS, but his versatility -- as well as an abundance of raw talent at SS -- led to one more position change for Kelson. Meanwhile, Griffin... Recommended Stories