New Mississippi head coach Ed Orgeron is already following
in the footsteps of mentor Pete Carroll. The Rebels' roster is
"etched in sand", and already a ton of players are being shifted from
old positions. This is the exact same route Pete Carroll took
when he came aboard at USC, moving several safeties to linebacker, a
linebacker to end, a linebacker to tight end, and switching some
This has the effect of boosting team speed, especially on the edges (DE, OLB, TE) but also plays guys out of position where as a rule of thumb they are much more likely to get hurt than if they had simply stuck to their natural position. It also is detrimental to short-term depth.
Interesting, nonetheless. We noted a few days ago that certain types of position switches are a bad sign for players, and in this article the one that stood out was a defensive tackle moving to the offensive line. I don't know his skill level but I hunch he may not end up with the most successful career. It's just one of those things, not my rule.