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Good article. Sounds like the plan going forward is back to play “not to lose”. Gotta be conservative. Avoid missed assignments. Try not to give up a play. This is the loser’s playbook, imo - especially when you’re generally playing at a talent disadvantage because your recruiting isn’t all that great either. How about we play aggressively on defense - make the offense react to us, bring pressure, make the offense uncomfortable, maybe give up a play but at least try to create negative plays that kill drives. Joe Lee Dunn and Keith Burns were good at this. Heck, if nothing else at least it’s entertaining to watch… and I would imagine more fun to play… which maybe could help with that recruiting thing. Losers play not to lose, winners play to win.
It’s all still talk until it’s seen in live color on the field. All summer they talked about how much more aggressive the defense would be and they failed to show it it 6 games. That alone is what lost the Texas A&M game.