4. Cornerbacks continue to rotate in pairings with returning starter Tre Swilling with the "A" defense. Position coach Jeff Popovich indicated that he hasn't settled on the other cornerback for the first unit. Zamari Walton, Jordan Huff, Devin Smith and Jaytlin Askew are among contenders. Myles Sims, the transfer from Michigan, could also be a possibility, but his status to play this season remains uncertain.
“There’s a lot of competition,” Popovich said. “Those guys are competing, but at the same time, they do a good job. They support each other, they coach each other up and so it’s been a lot of fun.”
Askew is coming off of offseason shoulder surgery that limited him last season.
“He’s got short-area quicks. He can run, he’s got long speed, he does some really good things,” Popovich said. “He’s got a natural feel for the game. He’s doing a really good job.”