"I have not really had a true freshman come in and do what he could do since I've been here," Mangino said Wednesday. "He will play, he'll be in the mix, he'll be out on the field — both on the line of scrimmage and on special teams." "(He's) just had a phenomenal training camp," said the coach, who also singled out true freshman cornerback Tyler Patmon. No surprise about McDougald, he's been a favorite around here since we signed him. With this talk of Patmon doing well, we can maybe see why Thornton is being moved back to safety.