Miami Hurricanes have fallback plan if Sheldrick Redwine doesn’t fit at safety

Sheldrick Redwine (Getty Images)

Sheldrick Redwine (Getty Images)

The University of Miami Hurricanes hope shifting Sheldrick Redwine from cornerback to safety will benefit all concerned.

But if it doesn’t?

“We told him, ‘If it doesn’t work out you can always go back to corner,’ ” defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said. “We can always move other guys around. We’re just trying to find our best guys to fit.”

Diaz took exception to a question over whether Redwine’s move was an “experiment.”

“We don’t use the word ‘experiment,’ you know,” he said. “We don’t have lab coats and Bunsen burners and things like that.”

Redwine, a junior from Miami-Killian High who is listed at 6-feet-1 and 195 pounds, started five games last season and had 28 tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups.

“We felt like he was stepping up but we wanted to see what he can do at that position, at safety,” Diaz said. “ … We felt he had the skill set to do some of the same things that Rashawn Jenkins did at the field safety position.”

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