Smith, Evans change positions

As had been widely predicted and then widely rumored, freshman Marcus Smith has been moved from quarterback to outside linebacker.

I'm sure it's a difficult adjustment for a young kid who undoubtedly came into this experience hoping to prove his worth as a signal-caller, but at 6-3, 220 (?) and with some serious talent at the QB position in both his class (Brown) and next year's class (Smith), it shouldn't take a considerable amount of time for him to realize that the move was made in his best interest.

The second, and likely more surprising, move is Zed Evans switching from cornerback to running back.

Mike Sanford's spread offense relies on speed more than anything else, which makes Evans a sexy addition. In the summer of '08, he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the Nike Compound in Dallas, which was the fastest time of any player there. Still, he hasn't played the position since that year, when he rushed 1,136 yards (9.1 ypc) and 15 touchdowns as a senior at Seagoville (TX) High School.

The move of Evans would seem to hint that there is some doubt as to whether or not Jeremy Wright is going to get back to 100% at any point this season. Running back was the strongest and deepest position Charlie Strong had coming into the year, but with Wright hampered and Darius Ashley now playing corner, the only option he and Sanford have outside of Powell and Anderson is walk-on Blayne Donnell, who is more of a bruising back. 

Best of luck to both in their efforts to make an impact from their new spot.

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