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October 10, 2012
The Houston Cougars have seen lots of change in the secondary since last spring. Coming out of last season's extremely successful 13-1 season the Cougars looked to have four starters returning to a salty secondary. Fast forward to present day and three of the four are starting but the path to get here has been the one less traveled.
Newly appointed head coach Tony Levine demoted returning safeties Kent Brooks and Colton Valencia in the spring to send a message. The newly appointed safeties, Chris Cermin and Jeffery Lewis[/db] didn't last in the long term and Brooks and Velencia crawled their way back up the depth chart.
Brooks battled some injuries early on this season and freshman standout Trevon Stewart proved too good to keep off the field, elevating himself in the fall from reserve to starting nickel back and now has been made a starter.
All of the change seems to have put a unique perspective on things for Valencia who met with the media Tuesday to talk about the shuffling as well as the Cougars upcoming opponent UAB.
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