Clay Henry: Speed evident

http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … preseason/

Had a chuckle about how fast the upperclassman thought the freshman were. I don’t think we have ever had a team with slower team speed than the ones we have over the last few years.

I don’t know if the freshmen are SEC speed or not but I’m really happy to hear we have more speed showing up on campus.

It’s one of the reasons I can’t get excited about the defense until some of that speed shows up, especially at LB and secondary. Slow foot speed makes you take bad angles and makes you look like you can’t tackle.

Just from looking at the last two signing classes, especially the last class, it’s evident the coaches saw the need for more speed. I think we have addressed that in the back end of the defense as well as other places.

Woo Pig

I think you will see the speed show up on special teams first. That was needed, too.