2009 Missouri Tigers Football Preview: Senior Defines Interior Of D-Line

Posted by Ryan Faller on August-17-2009 Add Comments

The blueprint in constructing any effective defense involves, first and foremost, building from the inside out.

After all, a fierce pass rush on the outside goes only so far if opponents are able to move the ball up the gut with ease. To the same point, since the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, wouldn't it make sense that a defense would need an effective presence in the middle to be successful?

Okay, enough with the philosophical BS.

For the most part, the interior of Missouri's defensive line was solid, if not only slightly above average, last season. Ziggy Hood finished his stellar Tiger career with a first-team Al...

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