KU Football: Defensive Backs Are Deeper Than Ever

Posted by J.D. Schaller on August-19-2009 Add Comments

Typically when people think of KU's defensive backs, the next thing they usually think of, with all due respect to you d-backs out there, is 'burned'.  I understand that pass defense is a combined effort, but we ranked just above North Texas, Tulsa, and Central Michigan in the passing-yards-allowed department.

On the positive side, it seems like that little flaw in our defensive game-plan can only improve, and the word around campus seems to support my optimism.

Firstly, our defensive line has gotten much more athletic, which is always a positive when pressuring the passer.  Also, the 4-2-5 nickel scheme I've been blabbing about all offseason can only help.  Finally, and most importantly, our secondary has r...

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