Only one player with significant playing experience at the position, Dennis Andrews, is participating in practice. Broderick Snoddy, who moved to A-back last season, is rehabilitating his broken-leg injury, but might be able to make it back for non-contact drills before the spring ends, Johnson said Monday.
Among scholarship players, Andrews was joined by Georgia transfer J.J. Green, Clinton Lynch and Qua Searcy. Lynch was an A-back last year during his redshirt season, but Searcy played wide receiver. New to the position are walk-ons Roberto Hinojosa, formerly a kicker, and Denis Onwuala, previously a defensive back.