Agreed, our prevent defense under DMAC was a disaster.
Ironically, one of Wally's defensive strengths has been the prevent. He and CPR are masters at sitting on leads, even small ones. I felt like the amount of yards TCU gained on us was a little inflated because our defense did such a good job making TCU burn clock on their last drive.
Coach Mac did sit on leads.... We played a lot of prevent in the 4th qtr instead of attacking and blitzing like we did the first 3 qtrs. I don't know if he thought it was the safer letting them chip away instead of the potential of 1 big play changing things completely. I hate prevent defense put it does have a purpose, mainly when your up by more then 1 score.
CPR sitting on a lead???? When??? TCU?? No... Not even close. We kept playing our normal offense. We don't take many shots down field to begin with so how was anything he did offensively different? Iowa?? We kept trying to score but Jantz turned it over twice and Shontrelle once. Tulsa or Western Ill?? Nope... Game wasn't really in question so why run it up??
Ok St last year?? Came from behind.. TT?? Ran up the score litterally. Kansas?? We played terrible and barely won. Iowa and UNI?? Both last second wins...
So where does that statement come from??? Our defense still plays aggressive up front. We still rush in tight situations. He does drop Knott and Klien more into coverage in tight games, but home many times has that actually worked out?? Knott with INT against TCU and Iowa to seal it. Klien with pick 6 against TT.
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