AUBURN FOOTBALL: Justin Garrett happy to move from linebacker to star, hybrid position

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Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013 9:55 pm

Justin Garrett didn’t know much about his new defensive coordinator when Auburn hired Ellis Johnson in December, but he learned quickly.

Players chattered about the incoming coordinator — what to expect, where they fit, how much better things could be than 2012. Naturally, it didn’t take long to figure out Johnson played a 4-2-5 system, a rare setup featuring a third safety that morphs into a linebacker.

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