Only way Ginn sees time as a returner is an emergency scenario? You think Pilares returns over Ginn?
Yup. Ginn Jr. is going to get every opportunity to win a WR spot. If he can, I don't think he will be doing any returns.
I'm pretty sure Rivera all but said Ginn is our returner. He also likes the potential he brings as a WR, but he was brought in to be a returner primarily. If I had to guess who gets the last two WR spots after Smitty, Lafell, Hixon and Ginn it'd be Gettis and Pilares. It'd be nice if Adams got it instead of Pilares but I think Pilares is simply more a Rivera guy than Adams is.
I've heard multiple reports saying they are going to design and run plays for him at WR, and he signed here because they are going to give him a chance to win a WR spot.
If Ginn Jr. shows value as a WR, his value as a returner goes down. If Ginn Jr. does make the team as a WR, those last two spots have to go to returners. Unless Barner shows he can handle the job.
If however, Ginn is doing returns, then Gettis has a chance to win one of those last two spots. Pilares and AE are basically the same guy. Adams is still having trouble. So maybe Gettis has a chance to stick.
To me it is up to Ginn Jr. on whether Gettis makes the team or not. Ginn Jr. as a WR, and Gettis is gone. Ginn Jr. as a returner, and Gettis has a chance.
I think I'll pop a tent and just live at Wofford this year. Save on that nasty 5 minute commute.