Countdown Schmountdown: #14

The atomic clock actually says that we have just 14 days until the Ducks hit the blue turf (hard).

So, today we'll continue our countdown by briefly highlighting the Bronco player with the jersey number that corresponds with the number of days remaining till the opener. Sorry there isn't a more clear and concise way to explain that.

We're close, Broncos...we're close.

#14 Garcia Day, S

Every dog has his day, but Garcia Day has yet to have his for the Broncos. After transferring late from Mt. San Antonio College in 2007, many expected that Day would immediately be thrown into the mix as the graduation of Gerald Alexander had left the cupboard seemingly bare across the field from demi-god Marty Tadman. The coaches opted to throw freshmen Jeron Johnson and Jason Robinson into the proverbial (HT: Tom Scott) fire and the two duked it out for the starting gig whilst Day used a redshirt. Well, we all know how things turned out...Jeron Johnson handily won the strong safety job and after Tadman's departure last season, Day was moved to corner. Only problem there was the logjam behind Brandyn Thompson, Kyle Wilson, Antwon Murray and Jamar Taylor. Day played some special teams but again had no home and this offseason was moved back to safety. Day's meandering path has left him on the outside looking in at two positions. A man of constant sorrow is the man who knows no position, but we could always use a few good special teams men. Semper Fi, Garcia.

At Mt. SAC, Garcia the 6'1" 200 pounder had 40 tackles and 4 picks in a two-year career. He was a preseason JC All-America and All-Conference honoree while at the school. His high school career saw him compete at Temecula High School in San Diego where he lettered three times and finished his prep days with 100 tackles and 5 INTs. Day was also recognized as a Riverside All-Star and pulled in All-League and All-Valley honors at the school. Day has the build and should have the understanding of the defense to do well in certain defensive schemes for the Broncos...as it is, the moving around may have cost him valuable reps and it's hard to believe that he isn't currently sitting behind Johnson and Stanaway at SS. Day should be good competitor on Bronco special teams units and will leave the school a winner. In the end you can't ask for much more than that.

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