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    Could this year's defense be legit?

    Lineman: Pretty much the same + JUCOS / Should be improved.
    Linebackers: Already amazing.
    Secondary: Going to miss David Sims but still will be solid.


    How well do you see the defense performing next year?


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    Re: Could next year's defense be legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    Lineman: Pretty much the same + JUCOS / Should be improved.
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    Bailey Johnson would start this year, assuming he was not injured.
    I think we have less holes, but still lack some of the major difference makers to be a upper-echelon defense.



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    Re: Could next year's defense be legit?

    I'm not really worried about next year. I think this year's group will be fine.




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    Re: Could next year's defense be legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I'm not really worried about next year. I think this year's group will be fine.
    I don't know what you are talking about.









































































































































































































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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Holy crap, was that a worm hole in your post? I think it's going to eat the internet.

    I think our defense last year was a very pleasant surprise. I think they will be even better this year.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Lineman- A year older Maggitt > Parker. A year older Ruemp. Laing is pretty similar to Bailey. Hopefully a whole year of Lattimer > Neal. Nelson, Neal, McDonough, and (Simon or Pompey or Jensen) is a good bench. Line should be much better.

    Linebackers- A year older Knott and Klein and actual depth. Should be improved.

    Secondary- A year older LJ, Benton, Reeves. Benton moving to Safety shouldn't be a huge drop off from Sims. Washington looks very talented. Upgrade at Corner, little downgrade at Safety, should be similar. Also more depth.

    Overall we are better.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Our defense will be a pleasant surprise. We have three legitimate defensive tackles that will play this year, our linebackers are studs, and we have good talent in the backfield. I also like that Wally Burnham is planning on developing some blitz packages for this year's defense. Burnham is the man.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUENGR View Post
    Our defense will be a pleasant surprise. We have three legitimate defensive tackles that will play this year, our linebackers are studs, and we have good talent in the backfield. I also like that Wally Burnham is planning on developing some blitz packages for this year's defense. Burnham is the man.
    Agree - but wonder why we haevn't blitzed more in past when we haven't been able to get pressue on the QB.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Its all going to depend on the D-Line. It has to be a lot better than it was last year. If it is, then we will have a pretty good defense because I like our linebackers and secondary



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Depending on how good Nelson is, how long Lattimer is suspended, and how much our DT's have improved themselves.. we have a pretty good chance of having a real good defense. Not worried about linebacker at all. We are set and CB, and I think we have enough talent and a good coaching staff that our Safeties should do just fine. Benton may be new to the position, but hes not new to playing in the Big12.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Hopefully we found a diamond in Henry Simon. I don't think we would bring him in if they didn't think he could bring anything since we have a coach who has previously coached/recruited him.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Too Maggit to quit



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    I agree IMO we could have one of the top defenses in the big 12 with Wally at D coordinator and we should definitely have a better defense than Iowa.



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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    My opinion..... after watching 3 practices this Spring vs. 3 practices last Spring.

    LB is set with a few surprises in store.


    DL doesnt need Simon but will gladly take some relief.

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    Re: Could this year's defense be legit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchforcy View Post
    I agree IMO we could have one of the top defenses in the big 12 with Wally at D coordinator and we should definitely have a better defense than Iowa.

    Better than Iowa, how do you figure that? I will take Iowa's new Dline any day over what ISU has coming back. I would give a slight edge at this point to ISU at LB because of Iowa's one unsettled spot. Secondary would be slight edge to Iowa.

    Plus, there has not been many times that ISU's D has been better than Iowa's.



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