One thing coaches I’ve talked to wonder about for this season is how the defensive secondary duties are being split up.
Craig Naivar is the safeties coach and Donte Williams coaches the cornerbacks.
“You need to have the entire secondary on the same page,” a Pac-12 coach said. “So it will be interesting to see how that works out. Especially since those guys (Naivar, Williams) don’t have a prior relationship coaching together.
“I’ve coached on teams where the safeties would ask to be coached together with the cornerbacks. It’s can be awkward to break up that group.”
Maybe it’s even more of an issue when you don’t have spring practice and might have less summer meeting time than usual.