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Protection is the Key

Protection is the Key

When Darius Barnes arrived on campus at Southern Miss he planned to be dumping quarterbacks instead of protecting them. With a healthy Austin Davis now back at the helm of the Golden Eagle offense, Barnes is intent on making sure #12 stays up right and in the huddle rather than on the sideline as a spectator.

Darius Barnes profile "When I first got here I was playing on the defensive line," said Barnes. "I didn't see the chance to get a lot of playing time over there, so I moved over to the offensive line." That move across the line of scrimmage proved to be very beneficial to both Darius and Southern Miss. "I have a big responsibility now as the starting left tackle," said Darius. "That's the blind...

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