—and nowhere near what it needs to be. There is more speed in the secondary than in our past but when speed hurries to the wrong place or at the wrong angle, big plays result. Those are fixable problems. We watched Portland State wear out our nickel back, #9 - Brooks, with double digit receptions against him. They got that fixed and our secondary looked better against CSU and OleMiss. Not great or even pretty good but better.
We watched CSU exploit our young and injured defensive ends failing to hold the edge on the defensive line and getting outside for big games over and over. I bet Chavis and Caldwell will get that fixed too.
We still don’t yet have dominating pass rushers or corners or great talent two deep at linebacker. We won’t win all of the battles against good teams and we will give up some yards. Our tackling needs more improvement and bigger/stronger/faster guys doing the tackling. You don’t snap your fingers and make that happen over night or in one full recruiting class. JMVVVVVHO