Two-deep Breakdown: Defense

Youth will be served on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the secondary, where two true freshmen crack the two-deep and two more second-year players are still in competition for the starting safety spot opposite Jamie Silva.

Defense Eight players on the defensive two-deep are freshmen. Three of those are true freshmen. I guess that's what you get when you lose six starters from a year ago and a would-be starter (Jim Ramella) goes out for the season. Not to say that the youngsters stepping in aren't talented, but it will probably be a little while before the defense learns to play as a unit. The most curious mark on...

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