Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

With the recent injuries to Limas Sweed and Billy Pittman, the Texas coaching staff has moved senior safety Tyrell Gatewood to the other side of the football.

From AAS’ Bevo Beat:

While the Longhorns’ coaches have been using freshmen to fill holes at receiver left by injuries, they also have moved over a veteran defender.

“We’ve also worked [tag]Tyrell Gatewood[/tag] some,” Brown said of the senior safety. “He’s been a receiver so we worked him back in that position where he’s playing both ways. He’s playing safety, he’s on just about every kick team and he also played a little bit of receiver. In fact he jumped up and made a great catch in the rain.”

In his five years on campus Gatewood has now been a wide receiver, tight end, linebacker, safety, and now receiver again. His name has come up a lot over the years and he’s seemed on the verge of making an impact at all those positions, but he’s yet to make news on the field. Even if it’s only on special teams, hopefully he can find a way to contribute in his last season in burnt orange.

This isn’t an earth shattering move since Gatewood was not expected to start on defense but it’s interesting news nonetheless. Depending on your outlook, this could be a good sign on our depth at safety or it could be an indication that Sweed and Pittman may be out a lot longer than the university has let on. Or it could be both.


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1 Comment

  1. reply to  #1


    Speaking of depth chart, I can’t find one. I keep checking in with but PR office slowpokes still have the d-chart from the Alamobowl. Anybody got one on their person that I can check out?

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