Position Glance: Safeties
Aug. 8, 2017




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Position Coach: Anthony Poindexter

Returning Starters: Navon Mosley (So.), C.J. Parker (Sr.)
Other Returning Letterwinners: Jacob Thieneman (Jr.)
Others: Wes Cook (Sr.), Andy Chelf (So.), Ronnie Hill (So.), T.J. Jallow (Jr.), Brennan Thieneman (R-Fr.)

At A Glance: Mosley appeared all 12 games as a true freshman, making 10 starts. He finished sixth on the team with 49 total tackles, including 35 solo stops. Parker, who is out of camp with an injury, appeared in all 12 games with five starts. Parker recorded 35 tackles, including 3.0 for loss, and had an interception in his first year at Purdue. Jacob Thieneman saw his first collegiate action last season, appearing in 11 games with one start. He picked off a pass at Indiana in the final game of the year. Jallow makes the switch from cornerback to safety in his first season with the Boilermakers.

Fun Fact: Jallow played two seasons for East Mississippi Community College, the school featured in Netflix’s “Last Chance U”.

Poindexter Says: "We still have a lot of work to do. Our guys are coming, but we still have a lot of work to do. The group is like a melting pot. We need to see who will perform in practices and scrimmages. I'm mixing all four guys in, but I can't say we have starters right now. All four guys are about the same at a lot of things. I'm trying to see who will emerge. We're just giving them plenty of opportunities and hopefully in the next couple weeks, a couple of them will emerge as starters."

Mosley Says: "I have a lot of experience now. I have some time under my belt. With the new staff, we're playing a lot faster, so it's a lot more reps in practice. From the experience standpoint, I'm seeing things pretty well, it's not going too fast. We have a lot of depth and our spot and we're playing at a really high level right now."

Practice Notes: Tuesday was the fifth practice of fall camp and the first in full pads. The defense had the upperhand for what Jeff Brohm said was the first three quarters of practice. When the team went into a third-down period, it was the offense who stepped up and made several conversions. The staff continues to rotate players in at most positions in order to see who is going to step up and try to grab a starting position.
 

 

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