March 20, 2008

Close competition at cornerback

When Aairon Savage moved from safety to cornerback, many assumed the junior, who has started 15 games the last two seasons, would quickly step into a starting position.

But Walter McFadden had other ideas.

After a couple of years as a backup, McFadden is set on winning the starting cornerback position opposite returning starter Jerraud Powers.

"(The starting job) is very important," said McFadden. "If I win it, it will boost my confidence even more. Even if I don't win it, I'm going to keep practicing hard and keep trying to get that starting spot.

"It's a great competition. He's a great player. We're both going hard each and every practice."

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