Just got back from spring practice and was surprised to see the defense coaches working with Darius Ashley at cornerback. Overall he seemed to due decently well. He got a pick in one-on-ones, forced a fumble in scrimmage, and got burned repeatedly by Beaumont (but then again, most of the defense did). The funniest thing was seeing Ashley (whose 5'8) lining up against Chichester two or three times.
So, what are your opinions on this? I think it might be a good thing, since we already have Powell and Anderson as running backs, and Jeremy Wright is just running everyone over. I'm thinking maybe the reason they're considering moving Ashley over Wright would be athleticism and versatility, but it may be that they try Wright later and see who does better.
Now for just a practice update. Wright injured his left knee at the end of practice, and after initially getting up to walk it off he laid back down. One of the coaches walked up to him (while all the trainers were working on him) and said "You better be hurt. You better not be f----ing with us. If you're not on crutches tomorrow, I'm gonna run you." It didn't look that bad, so no need to worry.
Some of the other quotes from the coaches were funny as well, but the two big highlights from the day were a 65 yard option run by Wright, and a 55 yard touchdown run by Chichester.