It’s a move that’s been mentioned before, yet was hit with reluctance when brought up to him by the coaching staff, but it seems that former five-star safety recruit Karlos Williams will be making a position move to the offensive side of the ball at running back.
Starting at yesterday’s practice session, word was starting to spread that Williams was taking reps from the running back position. Today, the secret was let loose by the local Florida State beat writers, as well as Coach Fisher himself.
Jimbo has wanted Karlos to play RB since 2011. But he never insisted. Said it has to ultimately be the player’s decision.
— Corey Clark/TDO.com (@Corey_Clark) September 5, 2013
That tweet from Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat pretty much sums it all up. As I said earlier, the coaches have wanted Karlos to have the ball in his hands offensively for quite some time now. But, Jimbo leaves that decision up to the player and Karlos wanted to stay at defense where he hasn’t exactly had the biggest success throughout his career.
This is a move that makes legitimate sense, though. With James Wilder Jr. nursing a shoulder injury currently, the running back depth pretty much boils down to Devonta Freeman and freshman Ryan Green. The depth chart had already taken somewhat of a hit before the season even started with the announcement of the ineligibility of Mario Pender.