Kansas Jayhawks Ready To Tame the Wildcat

Posted by J.D. Schaller on September-24-2009 Add Comments

Enough talking about the Wildcat. It's time for Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks to get down to defending it.

Fortunately for the Jayhawks, I believe the 4-2-5 alignment will be as good as any at containing Damion Fletcher when he lines up behind center for the Golden Eagles. We'll see plenty of looks from the defense to keep Fletcher thinking, but there are a few things I expect to see every time he is lined up to take a snap.

The key to defending the Wildcat will lie in KU's defensive front. Unfortunately for the team's defensive line, it does not involve penetration. Penetration frees up blockers to move to the second level of the defense, and I doubt that Jake Laptad and Maxwell Onyegbule will have much success ca...

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