winwave wrote:netshorty wrote:Mixed feelings here. Losing 8 heavy contributors on D is a lot for one year but it's not like we're turning over a killer D. In fact they were terrible statistically.
Rankings (out of 129)
Total Defense - 100, 436 ypg
Yards Per Play - 123, 6.68 ypp
Scoring Defense - 85, 29.2 ppg
Those stats with the offense being 14th in the league with TOP are really bad. In the past we could blame our defense collapses on the fact they were always on the field. Not this year.
By the way, Tulsa and ECU were ranked in the bottom 3 of total D, with Uconn on their heels.
As they say stats are for loser. The staff made a scheme change and it didn't work. The same players a year before weren't that bad.
Moving Aruna to the inside was clearly a mistake, IMHO. His speed and athleticism, which were the two things that got him a D1 scholarship as a "work in progress" would have made him a beast. Again, the staff knows more than I (and probably everyone else here) but this seemed to be a glaring error all season