Petersen thinks Titus turnaround is possible in St. Louis

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - In a matter of months, former Boise State Broncos Titus Young went from an up-and-coming wide receiver to enemy number one in Motown.

The Detroit Lions released the troubled wideout on Monday, but the St. Louis Rams plucked him off waivers the very next day; they were the only NFL team to put in a claim for Young.

Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz told the Detroit Free Press that the team exhausted every option when it came to Titus. Releasing him was about removing a distraction, and doing what was best for the team.

Chris Petersen, Young's college coach, hopes his former wide receiver can turn it around in his new surroundings.

"We talk, and we text, but you know probably not as much as I'd like to. And like I said, I know Titus can do this, it's similar to some of the things that we went through here, it's just getting him re-focussed and he can do this," said Petersen.

In St. Louis, Young reunites with Austin Pettis, another former Boise State receiver. Coach Petersen thinks that relationship may have get Young back on track.