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Griz QB McKinney moves to Safety

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As the Griz quarterbacks run through spring drills you may notice number eleven Trent McKinney isn't there. Instead, he's traded in his black 11 jersey for a maroon 23, as he's moving from quarterback to safety.

"It was first brought up to me kind of as a joking matter about me switching to safety and my future being the number two quarterback figured why not switch to safety this spring and if it works I can stick with it," said Griz Safety Trent McKinney.

McKinney was the starting quarterback for the Grizzlies his freshman year where racked up over 1,700 total yards. When Jordan Johnson returned to the squad McKinney didn't see the field and sees safety as a chance to get back on the gridiron.

"I just started thinking the time is ticking and might as well not waste time and take the opportunity to get on the field and play and not too many players get the second chance to play especially at quarterback," said McKinney.

"You know you are always trying to get the best 22 football players on the field and certainly Trent is a great athlete and it will be an important spring to see if he can make that transition to safety. I think he's having fun and learning the position and everyday he's putting effort into it," said Griz Head Coach Mick Delaney.

McKinney says the biggest difference from quarterback to safety is learning the technique's and footwork, as well as getting a different mindset.

"The mentality with my reaction is the same but my mentality with being physical and having to go full speed every play that's probably the biggest adjustment," says McKinney.

McKinney has been running with the second string defense and Coach Delaney says he'll evaluate him at the end of spring ball and they will go from there.

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