Louis-Jean’s absence is a tough blow to a secondary that came together under fire late last season....
Louis-Jean’s absence is a tough blow to a secondary that came together under fire late last season. He was engaged in a training camp battle with sophomore C.J. Jones for the starting field corner job. On the other side, sophomores Manuel Asprilla and James McCaffrey are involved in an equally spirited battle for the back corner position.
"He and C.J. Jones were projected to be fighting it out for a starting job over there," Spaziani said. "There was good competition over there."
Louis-Jean played in 10 games as a true freshman last season and recorded 15 tackles, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and an interception.
Regardless of who emerged as the starter from training camp, Louis-Jean was expected to feature in the Eagles’ nickel and dime packages.
"We play more than four guys in the secondary and he was certainly one of those guys we figured we would go in with," Spaziani said. "You never have enough of them, and when you have more than one, you play them in different spots.
"It creates a little depth issue and it puts the freshman Bryce (Jones) into the picture a little bit. We still have a lot of camp before we have to get ready for the opener and we are going to find out some more things about some more guys.