Nov 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) tries to escape from Southern California Trojans linebacker Dion Bailey (18) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Notre Dame defeated USC 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

USC Trojans lineback Dion Bailey to move to safety

Junior Dion Bailey has played well at linebacker for the USC Trojans these past few years, recording 161 tackles and 6 interceptions in 24 career starts. After dropping ten pounds this off-season, however, Bailey will be moving from linebacker to safety.

Bailey, listed on the Jim Thorpe Award watch list, spoke about the transition to The Los Angeles Times:

I just have to get used to moving like a defensive back all the time. There’s a lot more action up close but I like being back deep. You can see everything, and everything is moving a lot slower so you can react better.

For those wanting a little more on the Trojans newest safety, here’s some fun tidbits: He loves oatmeal raisin cookies, which is an indefensible cookie to prefer over other cookies but we’ll let it slide; his favorite movie, fitting considering the team he plays for, is Troy; and his nickname growing up was “The Boogeyman” (beats “Doo Doo“).

[Source: LA Times/Fox Spots West]

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