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FSU moves star safety recruit to RB

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07:17 AM ET 09.06 | Speedy FSU safety Karlos Williams is on the move -- to a new position. With questions about depth at the tailback position facing his team, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Thursday that [Williams] would be permanently changing positions to running back. The 6-1 232-pound junior runs 100 meters in 10.5 seconds and arrived at FSU in 2011 rated as the fifth overall recruit in the nation. He had resisted coaches' attempts to get him to play offense thus far, instead he has played safety and linebacker while also returning kickoffs. Williams entered the season as the backup free safety, but with the solid play of other defensive backs coupled with the loss of redshirt freshman running back Mario Pender (academics) and James Wilder Jr.'s injury (shoulder, day-to-day), Williams finally agreed to become a running back.

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September 6, 2013  07:23 AM ET

Gator Bait!

September 6, 2013  08:25 AM ET
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Gator Bait!

Deranged minds think alike.

I was about to post the same thing.

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September 6, 2013  09:01 AM ET

6'-1" 232 lbs and runs a 10.5 100 meters. Great size for an all purpose back. Can he catch the ball?

September 6, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Deranged minds think alike.I was about to post the same thing.

I've picked up your habit.


<flips BSB a quarter>

September 6, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I've picked up your habit.<flips BSB a quarter>

Your wife says you are full of bad habits.

September 6, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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6'-1" 232 lbs and runs a 10.5 100 meters. Great size for an all purpose back. Can he catch the ball?

Since he's converting from safety, my guess is he can. But can he see and pick up a blitzing LB? Can he listen to an audible at the line, and make the right adjustment?

September 6, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Your wife says you are full of bad habits.

She is unfortunately accurate. And stop talking with my wife.


;-)

September 6, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

6'-1" 232 lbs and runs a 10.5 100 meters. Great size for an all purpose back. Can he catch the ball?

Very sporty numbers and stats, Coach, very sporty, But, can he play football?

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September 6, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Very sporty numbers and stats, Coach, very sporty, But, can he play football?

Well, he got a D1 scholarship so let's put him out there and make him earn it!

September 6, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Say hey to da pimp

September 6, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

She is unfortunately accurate. And stop talking with my wife.;-)

Us school administrators have to stick together.

 
September 6, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Kinda strange that you have to convince a player to move to offense and play RB. Most kids would jump at the chance to have the ball in their hands.

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