Missouri Football Preview: What Should We Expect from the Defense?

Posted by Ryan Faller on July-30-2009 Add Comments

As the saying goes, defense wins championships. The age-old adage may seem antiquated amid today's gridiron wars of unmitigated and wide-open offensive attacks, but the fact that we still use it suggests it's as relevant as ever.

For what good is a show-stopping spread offense that short-circuits scoreboards if your defense can't stop the opponent from doing the same?

Led by record-setting quarterback Chase Daniel and All-American receivers Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman, the Missouri Tigers were anything but starved for offense in 2008. But for every point that was produced by one of the nation's most prolific offenses, its defensive counterparts generously obliged opponents in allowing touchdowns just as easily.


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