Powell requested a change back to defense, where the Lions are without third corner Derrick Thomas.
After playing the first six games of the regular season on offense as a slot receiver, junior Chaz Powell is back at cornerback. Powell requested the switch be made last week, according to Penn State head coach Joe Paterno on Tuesday.
"He came to me and talked about it, and he wasn't playing as much offensively as we thought he might play when we moved him over to offense," said the veteran head coach. "So he asked me to put him back and I said yeah, so he's back at corner."
Powell caught just three passes for 11 yards after switching over prior to the season opener against Youngstown State to fill the void left by injured sophomore Curtis Drake.
He made the switch last week.
"Powell has looked really good," said starting cornerback D'Anton Lynn. "He looked good in the spring and he looked good in camp. He picked right where he left off. There were a couple of new defenses that he had to learn, he picked those up the first day and he's looking really well."