August 17, 2006
Jackson and Vaughn among four wanting spot
There's plenty of competition all over the field this fall for a few starting spots left vacant by departing seniors.
While the Rebels possess a strong secondary with three returning starters, two of whom are seniors, one cornerback spot remains open.
Four players are vying for the role and each have made impressive performances and garnered praise from head coach Ed Orgeron. With a classic 'etched in sand' depth chart battle likely to loom right up until the Memphis game Terrell Jackson, Dustin Mouzon, Nate Banks and Cassius Vaughn all want that spot.
The youngest players in the group, Jackson and Vaughn, have each been impressive. Jackson, a sophomore from Puckett, intercepted a Brent Schaeffer pass and returned it for a touchdown during Saturday's scrimmage. It was the only turnover of the day for the offense. While Jackson was pleased with the performance on Saturday, one play isn't going to win him the starting job.
"I think I'm having a pretty good camp," Jackson said. "(Saturday) I got the ball thrown to me, then I had to race down and go back and run another play."
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