HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Making a move is nothing new to John Hardy Tuliau.
Three years ago the talented defensive back moved from California to Hawaii... as a sophomore he switched from cornerback to free safety... now he's on the move yet again.
This spring the junior was asked to switch from free safety (where he started all 13 games in 2011, racking up 70 tkls and 3 ints) back to corner.
Tuliau says coming out of high school, he was recruited to lineup opposite of receivers, so making the transition won't be too hard.
"I mean it's coming along good. we still got some tweaks to work out in the new defense," said Tuliau. so, we just got keep on techniquing and going at it in practice. anything i can do to help out the team, i'll do it."
"He gives us some flexibility out there and we're trying to maximize our talent right now," said UH secondary coach Daronte Jones. "You can never have too many guys who have instincts and he does a pretty good job of showing that and so far i'm pleased with him."
Speaking of the Warriors secondary, this Spring has been a tough one for corner Mike Edwards. The junior hasn't been able to fully participate in contact drills. Edwards is recovering from off season shoulder surgery and is expected to be out for most of spring. Edwards told me he's using the time to get mental reps and get acquainted with the play book.
"It's very frustrating (to watch his teammates practice), but like coach said, I have to use this time to bring up my football IQ," said Edwards.
"I think what he does now is good for us, it's good for him," added Jones. "We gotta work him back slowly, we'd rather go slow than fast and risk losing him to another set back."
Edwards says he expects to be back at 100-percent in about a month.
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