Big East Football Preview: Defense Will Be the Word This Season

Posted by Jason Dunigan on July-28-2009 Add Comments

The Big East has largely been an offensive-minded conference since restructuring in 2004. High-scoring games have been the norm with offensive stars such as Steve Slaton, Pat White, Donald Brown, Brian Brohm and Ray Rice.

This season, with all those former stars now earning NFL paychecks, the conference is taking on a different look, and that look will be one of stout defenses nearly across the board.

Unlike a few years ago, when talking heads such as Kirk Herbstreit slammed the conference for not playing defense (Herbstreit, being true to form, went on to applaud the high-scoring shootout between Ohio State and Michigan later that same season), this season Herbstreit and his cronies will probably be slamming the ...

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