GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When Joe Haden arrived at Florida, he
wanted to play quarterback. Then he realized Tim Tebow had that job
He considered moving to receiver, then discovered Percy Harvin
was the main man there.
Haden just wanted to get on the field, so he asked about playing
cornerback. Coach Urban Meyer obliged, and Haden started learning
the position. Three years later, he's got it down pat.
Meyer said this week that no one on his team is playing as well
That didn't stop defensive coordinator Charlie Strong from
telling Haden that Alabama receiver Julio Jones would "eat peanuts
off his head" in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship
game in Atlanta, essentially challenging the 5-foot-11 defender
for, literally, his tallest test of the season.