Spring questions: Joyner on the move
March, 15, 2013
By David M. Hale | ESPN.com
Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesCoaches are feeling more and more comfortable with Lamarcus Joyner's move to cornerback, where Jimbo Fisher believes the 5-foot-8 defender belongs.Editor’s note: Each day until the start of spring practice, we’ll pose a question facing Florida State's football team as it moves toward the 2013 season. Today’s question: Was moving FSU's best returning defender to a new position the right decision?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- During an offseason marked by news of players and coaches leaving Florida State, the biggest story might have been about one who stayed.
By December, Lamarcus Joyner seemed to have one foot out the door. He'd earned All-ACC honors for a second straight year, and while NFL scouts weren't pegging him as a first-round pick, his pro stock had likely reached its apex, given his physical limitations. Add the fact that his defensive coordinator and a slew of other coaches were leaving and there seemed to be little incentive for Joyner to return for his senior season.