October 3, 2009

Anderson adjusting to starting role

Damein Anderson admits that things have been different this season taking over as the full time starter in the secondary at left cornerback.

Anderson has started every game this year after playing in 11 games last season in a backup role to Jasper O'Quinn.

"It's much different than last year," Anderson said. "Last year I was subbing in and out every other rep but now I'm in there every play. There is no telling what will happen when you are in there every play. You have to expect anything when you are out there every play."

Anderson has made 11 tackles this season including one for loss. He has also batted away one pass and made a goal line interception at Vanderbilt to seal the win for the Bulldogs.

However, Anderson was picked on several times last week for big plays by LSU and the redshirt sophomore has used that game as a learning experience.

"I had one of my worst games of the year against LSU," Anderson said. "I've got to step my game up a little bit and be more physical out there on the field. I think the coaches are wanting me to get more physical. We are working on technique and made a couple of changes in the secondary."

Anderson made six tackles including one for loss and had one pass deflection last season after redshirting his true freshman season in 2007.

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