|Written by Chris Vannini|
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 8, 2012
Some of the most scrutinized positions in college football are the ones that get the most exposure, which makes sense.
But there are two positions that rarely get any public praise, only flack when they mess up.
Offensive tackle and cornerback are two positions that don't get much help. You're often on your own on the outside, and that's why Jim Mora Jr. said Thursday that those are the two positions that are the most difficult to play.
"For a corner, every week, you're living out there on the edge," he said. "Whether it's a big, tall guy or a short, fast guy, you'd better be on you stuff. The two positions, to me, that are the most difficult to play, from a technique standpoint, are corner and offensive tackle, because you're protecting the most valuable asset there is.
"The quarterback on offense, and the goal line on defense, and you're out there on the edge. You're on your own. You just have to have the right mindset all the time."
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