In an effort to fix a weak spot in their defense, the USC Trojans will be moving Josh Shaw to cornerback when the team takes on the Utah Utes this weekend. Shaw started the year playing safety for the Trojans, but he was then moved to cornerback for a stretch of four games before returning to safety for USC’s contests against Arizona and Notre Dame.
Shaw, to his credit, doesn’t mind being shuffled around, acknowledging that his versatility is an asset to the team:
I’ll tell you one thing, I’m getting more and more used to it. At times it can be difficult … I’m playing safety for two weeks, then corner, then back to safety, then back to corner, but I welcome it. I think it’s only going to help me in the long run.
I’m always a team guy, so if this is what I’ve got to do to help this defense, then I’m all for it (ESPN).
Shaw shouldn’t be tested too much against the Utes this weekend. Not only does Utah rank eighth in the Pac-12 in passing yards per game, but starting quarterback Travis Wilson is listed as questionable (although the sophomore has insisted that he’s healthy enough to take the field).