I know we've only played two games in the 2010 season, but toB's article: http://genuinelysarcastic.blogspot.com/2010/09/youll-never-walk-alone.html, specifically his thoughts on Cam Gordon being better suited for one of the box safety positions, made me wonder what we should do with Troy Woolfolk when he comes back next year (assuming this happens). I also remembered Brian's analysis of how our defense in 2009 was decent with T-Wolf at FS and how it fell apart once he was forced to move to CB and Kovacs and Williams had to try and play deep.
Now, I'm not trying to bash Cam Gordon at all. I think he could be successful at either FS or one of the box safety spots with some more experience, but my question is: in 2011, would you rather have T-Wolf at FS with Floyd and Christian/Avery/Talbott at the CB spots, or Gordon stay at FS with Floyd and Woolfolk at the corners.
I think it's a good dilemma because the first set gives you a faster, more athletic option to defend the deep ball, with three true sophomores, all with game experience, battling for the CB spot opposite Floyd. The second option gives you two good experienced CB's, but sacrifices some speed at the deep safety spot.
Assuming Troy comes back and is able to regain his athleticism, I would lean toward making him the FS, mainly because I think we will actually have pretty good depth at corner next year and because it would allow us to get more speed on the field. Also, the depth at the box safety positions would be amazing: Kovacs, Carvin, both Gordons, M-Rob, Furman, Hawthorne. It would allow us to possibly get three of them on the field at the same time in passing situations and could help mask our lack of depth at LB.