“[Our] philosophy on first and second down is to stop the run and play good zone pass defense. We will occasionally play man-to-man and blitz in this situation. On third down, we will primarily play man-to-man and mix-in some zone and blitzes. We will rush four or more players versus the pass about ninety-percent of the time.
“In all situations, we will defend the inside or middle of the field first – defend inside to outside. Against the run, we will not allow the ball to be run inside. We want to force the ball outside. Against the pass, we will not allow the ball to be thrown deep down the middle or inside. We want to force the ball to be thrown short and/or outside.
“… Finally, our job is to take the ball away from the opponents’ offense and score or set up good field position for our offense. We must knock the ball loose, force mistakes, and cause turnovers. Turnovers and making big plays win games. We will be alert and aggressive and take advantage of every opportunity to come up with the ball … . The trademark of our defense will be effort, toughness, and no mental mistakes regarding score or situation in any game.”
Dane Fletcher: Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP, and all time Big Sky sack record holder. Sacks? Yes please.
Ross Ventrone DB
I always find it kinda funny how Coach BB has a soft spot for Navy players and undersized white crazies like the Ventrones. I don’t really see how he makes the roster with so many talented draft picks and young players already there, but I don’t think you can ever count a player like a Ventrone out.
Pat Paschal RB
Looks a little thin to me, and I’m really not sold on 35. Long shot.
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