In an attempt to shore up UNC’s secondary after losing Kendric Williams for the season, Coach Butch Davis has reinstated safety Cooter Arnold from his suspension. Fans of Extrapolater’s Porn Name All-Stars, rejoice!
While I welcome any sort of depth on defense, I’m not sure how much his return will help the team. Arnold is a safety, not a corner like Kendric Williams, and through five game Trimane Goddard and Deunta Williams both have firm holds on their starting jobs. Unless Deunta moves to corner, I doubt that well see Arnold in the starting lineup.
(On the subject of our secondary, while no one wants to see a player get injured (let alone a torn ACL), Kendric Williams’ injury opens the door for freshman CB Charles Brown. Let’s see how well he plays in what should be his first career start against Miami.)