- Sep 4, 2014
did you expect 120th ranked defense? There was a point in the season where 3rd down conversion rate against our D was around 90%.
And its not like that was something leftover that we had to deal with, we were better than that when mullen got fired. That was ol potaters top notch assistant. I never thought defense could be worse than 3rd and grantham, but toney proved me wrong.
Not even a defense of Napier, but no, I wasn’t shocked we were terrible on defense last year. This was largely the same group that had been abysmal in ‘21, even being torched by Samford. Still very much a makeshift unit with a combination of young guys or carryovers minus Carter and Elam learning a new system.
I’ve reference this before, but Smart took a solid roster team that won 10 games in 2015 and went 8-5 with losses to Vu and a near upset by Nichols in his first year. They actually went backwards, despite upgrading at HC. That can happen. Whether or not it’s the case here, we’ll have to see.