UNI football coach Mark Farley says a veteran defense will be counted on early in the season as the offense matures. Seven starters are back from a defense that ranked in the top ten nationally by yielding just 91 yards of rushing per game.
Farley says this defense can get better. He says last year’s defense was very good and he thinks they can use the players that are back and add to them. Farley says with added speed the defense will be more aggressive this season.
Farley says it’s a double-edged sword where you can either create a turnover with your aggressiveness, or give up a big play to the other team. The Panthers open the season August 30th at BYU.