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Cornering the market on defense
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Georgia Southern cornerbacks coach Lorlando Mitjans, Jr. works on technique with his players during practice.
It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to refer to Georgia Southern as “Defensive Back U.” Despite being most widely identified by their trademark option offense, the GSU Eagles have churned out more than a few defensive backs who have reached NFL rosters over the last 15 years. The list includes Earthwind Moreland, Kiwaukee Thomas, David Young, and most recently Laron Scott, Darius Eubanks and J.J. Wilcox. GSU cornerbacks coach Orlando Mitjans inherited Scott and Carson Hill when he joined the coaching staff in 2010, and he’s just as happy with this year’s class of corners.“I’ve been blessed since I got here,” Mitjans said.