The front won't be any different than the back end last year, where we had to end up starting two true freshmen at corner.
HOST: Sack totals down last year, but Hunter dominated in the spring. Can he be a double digits sack guy?
CHAVIS: No question. Started coming together for him late last year. He's mature, serious, and has all the skills. He had to come in early and play because there wasn't a lot of depth as in the past; and late last year in his sophomore season, he began to play at an SEC level.
HOST: Having two guys (in White and Robinson) on the outside at CB, what does that allow you to do as coordinator?
CHAVIS: One of the four cornerstones of the defense is when you have two CBs that can go and play zone and man-to-man. It allows you to overload on pressure because you can play one-on-one outside. He mentioned Hunter again coming into his own, and that he is an important piece to getting that pass rush; because when you play man-to-man you have to get pressure.
HOST: Talk about Ed Paris enrolling early
CHAVIS: Played well in the spring; gave up some throws late, but then you realize he hasn't even been to his prom yet. He got better; understands the system. Coach Raymond has done a great job getting the guys ready on the back end. Paris is going to play a lot of snaps this year … the dime package … with 6 DBs on the field they like for 4 of those guys to be CBs. Feels like he can count on him.