Georgia tailback J.J. Green could change positions

On a day Tramel Terry practiced a second consecutive day at safety, freshman J.J. Green said he hoped he would spend the rest of his career at Georgia as a tailback.


Terry redshirted this season as a receiver. Coach Mark Richt has not addressed him practicing in the secondary.

“Of course,” Green said, when asked if he’d like to stay at tailback.

“I wouldn’t mind going to DB, though. I wouldn’t mind doing that at all. I played corner in high school and I played against some of the best wide receivers in the country.”

The 5-foot-9, 183-pound Green is Georgia’s second-leading rusher this year with 365 yards, behind sophomore Todd Gurley. But with Keith Marshall returning next season from a torn ACL and Georgia having commitments from top tailback prospects Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Green’s future position has been a conversation piece.

“If I’m not producing then I would want to move,” said Green.

Richt has said Green could line up as a slot receiver, but the plan for now is for him to remain at tailback.

ALABAMA: Coach Nick Saban says “there were no talks” involving him and the Texas job.

Saban said Tuesday after the third-ranked Crimson Tide’s first practice for the Sugar Bowl that such speculation is “kind of over.”

He had said Friday night after agreeing to a new contract reportedly worth about $7 million a year that he planned to retire at Alabama.

NFL DRAFT: Defensive end Aaron Lynch is NFL-bound after playing one season at South Florida.

Lynch, a redshirt sophomore who has two years of eligibility remaining, had a strong finish to the season and was a first-team All-AAC selection. He led the Bulls with six sacks and 12.5 tackles for losses while finishing with 30 total tackles. He also returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown in the Bulls’ Oct. 12 win at UConn.



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