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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Agreed on Sam, he had some really good conference games last year where he was laying the hammer to the opposing WR's. IIRC, the Tech game he played very physical as well. I think between him and Tribune, CB should be the strength of the Defense. Lynn has a lot of experience too.
    As good as Sam is in run support, he's not quite fast (or tall) enough for top coverage. That's one reason I hope Lynn can finally put it all together, and help out on passing downs.




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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Go watch the Baylor game and report back.
    Done- Baylor's offense was one of the best in the history of CFB and only an idiot would use that game as a primary metric.

    I forgot how bad our offense was in that game. 16 possessions. Only 3 went for more than 13 yards. On only 5 did we pick up a first down. That futility certainly contributes to our struggling defense (playing against an all-time great offense).


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Go watch the Baylor game and report back.

    That's all on the offense.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    As good as Sam is in run support, he's not quite fast (or tall) enough for top coverage. That's one reason I hope Lynn can finally put it all together, and help out on passing downs.
    That would be really nice, if SR had a bit more size he'd be a heck of a safety. Lynn is a guy I've liked since he showed up, lets hope the lights turn on for him this year.



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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Done- Baylor's offense was one of the best in the history of CFB and only an idiot would use that game as a primary metric.
    Exactly, By that measurement, every big 12 team should be worried about their defense.



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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    Exactly, By that measurement, every big 12 team should be worried about their defense.
    Lol ya okay. Every B12 team didn't didn't lose by the widest scoring margin in conference history. There's a lot of kool-aid in this thread. Actually I wouldn't even call it kool-aid. It's more like really strong jungle juice.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    That silly hail Mary at the end of the first half gets credited to the defense also. Ended up being big in deciding the game.
    Ugh. Let's not re-live that.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by Section110 View Post
    Lol ya okay. Every B12 team didn't didn't lose by the widest scoring margin in conference history. There's a lot of kool-aid in this thread. Actually I wouldn't even call it kool-aid. It's more like really strong jungle juice.
    Like I said, only an idiot.
    You do not use such extreme outliers to draw conclusions on the whole. I realize the Big 12 is known to have great offenses, especially compared to a putrid conference like the Big 10, but we will not see an offense like that enough (or at all) for it to matter. By the way, scoring margin is also dependent on your offense.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by Section110 View Post
    Lol ya okay. Every B12 team didn't didn't lose by the widest scoring margin in conference history. There's a lot of kool-aid in this thread. Actually I wouldn't even call it kool-aid. It's more like really strong jungle juice.
    The Baylor offense only (I Know "Only) racked up about 100 more yards against ISU than they averaged on the season. Our's wasn't the worst performance against their offense last season. I never said I expect ISU to shut anyone down, I honestly expect them to play about the same as last year.



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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    I'm a firm believer in the best offense is a good defense and vice versa. I think our constant futility on offense contributed to how awful the defense. No rest on D is not a good thing. The closer games we had decent production on offense. KSU, Baylor and OU we couldn't buy a first down. Just my 2 cents...




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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    The D was awful before the offense could take the field.
    That doesn't mean it's going to be bad this year. There's just no reason to waste lipstick on a pig.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    The D was awful before the offense could take the field.
    That doesn't mean it's going to be bad this year. There's just no reason to waste lipstick on a pig.
    No one is applying any lipstick in regards to the Baylor game. Our defense against was bad in that game, but our offense was far worse would have made the '85 Bears defense look suspect. 3 drives above 13 yards.



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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    No one is applying any lipstick in regards to the Baylor game. Our defense against was bad in that game, but our offense was far worse would have made the '85 Bears defense look suspect. 3 drives above 13 yards.
    I'm not talking solely about the Baylor game.


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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    The D was awful before the offense could take the field.
    That doesn't mean it's going to be bad this year. There's just no reason to waste lipstick on a pig.
    Couldn't agree more. It started with the UNI game and continued. We ended up last in the league is rushing yards allowed, (and eighth in the league in rushing offense). In other words, on both sides of the ball, we couldn't control the line of scrimmage - we were the ones being pushed around. You have to be able to (1) stop the rush, and (2) rush when you have to. Otherwise it's a replay of last year.



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    Re: Hope for the D..rewatched the '13 Texas game..gave me much reason for optimism in

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Our corners and linebackers are going to be very good this season. Decent experience in both units.
    Linebackers? Experience? Wow. Prepare to be disappointed. There is zero experience at linebacker, we barely have enough bodies at that position to field a team let alone say there is any experience.



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