One strength for the Georgia State Panthers is that they have a decent passing game. This starts with quarterback Dan Ellington coming back, but Shawn Elliott, an offensive mind who is a Steve Spurrier protege, is obviously going to build a program around that. And this is the first time he has his players in that system with a year of experience. It could be a deadly combination.
Well, with the issues at cornerback now thanks to Bryce Thompson’s indefinite suspension, Tennessee football will need people to step up at safety. Trevon Flowers saw significant action the first game last year as a true freshman, against a much more potent passing game in the West Virginia Mountaineers.
This year, he earned the starting job at free safety in the offseason. As a guy who played baseball and has been touted for his ability to cover a lot of ground, he will be tasked with covering the passing game. Georgia State spreads the ball around, which makes it crucial for Flowers to be in the right spots.
Last year, Flowers played significantly despite suffering an injury that forced him to miss the middle part of the season. He came back fully healthy and has shown a ton of potential developing in Jeremy Pruitt’s system. His experience playing baseball also translates to covering a lot of ground, and with Derrick Ansley turning to him, he’s now got to show it.