Baer feels Buff's Defense tackling better

Colorado's new defensive coordinator is a man of few words and a man not easily satisfied. While Kent Baer is new to the Buffs Coaching staff he's not new to the PAC 12 serving as a defensive coordinator for 21 years, 14 years in the Pac 12. Two words that Baer has used a lot this fall camp as the Colorado DC is consistency and tackling.

Colorado's new defensive coordinator is a man of few words and a man not easily satisfied.

While Kent Baer is new to the Buffs Coaching staff he's not new to the PAC 12 serving as a defensive coordinator for 21 years, 14 years in the Pac 12.

Two words that Baer has used a lot this fall camp as the Colorado DC is consistency and tackling.

Baer visited with the media Saturday morning after Colorado's first and it appeared that he was actually pleased with some of the things he witnessed from Practice 15 for the Buffs in fall camp.

When asked if his defensive unit was tackling better, Baer responded clearly.

"I think we are," Baer commented. "It's just our first full scrimmage, we have worked a ton on tackling and I think we are getting better, I saw that today."

MacIntyre agreed with Baer on how the Buffs defense tackled today.

"I liked our defense's aggressiveness," MacIntyre said. "I thought they did some good things. We are getting more physical and we are tackling better, that is definitely something we work on everyday."

According to MacIntyre, one day last week, the Buffs defense repeated tackling drills three times until his team got it right.

"We work on leveraging the football, tackling and running to the football everyday," MacIntyre said. "One day last week we repeated one of our tackling drills three times until we got it right, it's very important to us."

Baer has said from Day 1 of he wanted his defense to be more consistent, from tackling, lining up correctly, getting the right calls and everything that will help his unit succeed during the season.

"We are getting more consistent," Baer said Saturday. "I saw some really good things today and I saw somethings that wasn't so good. There were some things that our kids should have known but didn't react."

One thing that Baer wasn't happy with was the fact that the defense came up short on a couple of interceptions.

"We missed two picks, maybe three that we should have caught," Baer said. "Causing turnovers is something that we make a point of emphasis, we work on it everyday."

Normally during our game-day coverage we will have a notebook along with our defensive coordinator story, due to the rules of the Colorado Athletic Department, we can't go into details from practices or scrimmages.


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