I talked to Wyoming junior Korey Jones Tuesday night about his switch back to middle linebacker from defensive end last week.
“It felt great, I love being able to move sideline to sideline and make plays,” he said.
Jones was a linebacker at Garden City (Kansas) Community College last season, and was 10th in the nation in tackles with 108 (57 solo tackles, 51 assisted stops). Jones started in UW’s 41-14 over UNLV last Saturday and split time with sophomore Devyn Harris.
Jones finished with five tackles.
“At first I was a little rusty but overall I think I did pretty well,” Jones said. “I just want to help the team anyway I can and I liked playing defensive end. But playing linebacker again felt good.”
Jones really liked playing defensive end in the Cowboys’ second game against Texas State where he recorded three quarterback sacks on three consecutive plays.
This will be the only football post today as UW holds its media day for men’s and women’s basketball this afternoon. Will try and provide live Tweets while the coaches talk, and also will post some video.
See Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang for more coverage from basketball media day.