Notre Dame Defense: Change Needed, But the Blitz Will Stay

Posted by William Pratt on September-21-2009 Add Comments

Three weeks into the 2009 season and Notre Dame Nation has lots of concerns. None more apparent then a defense that ranks 96th in the country for total defense. An injury to Michael Floyd, and even playing every game with a Big-10 officiating crew will not keep the Irish from playing in January. The defense is the only true roadblock between the Fighting Irish and a January bowl.

At his latest press conference, Charlie Weis was asked by reporters about his defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta being too aggressive, and possibly being more conservative. These reporters might as well head to Texas Tech and ask Mike Leach if he should run more Power-I.

The philosophy of Jon Tenuta is to bring pressure, and dictate to the offen...

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