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Linebackers LR and NH

Agree about LR, he is a stud. NH is not very good IMO, I don't know how many missed tackles I saw from him, it made me crazy last season and before. He's a great kid but football is not in his long term future.
I agree. I would also add that I think Reimer was better when he was a freshman and only weighed about 200-205. He was fast. Later, he bulked up so he could play in the middle, and he seems to have lost a step or two.
 

If you are talking about 2021, I think the biggest reason Chinander could be more aggressive with his linebackers that year was because Damion Daniels did a good job of clogging up the middle and holding the point of attack. That allowed for lot more creativity and aggressiveness on the backside.

Daniels didn’t hurt, but Domann was the key, IMO. He understood more about the defense, all of its positions and responsibilities, than anyone on the field.
 
He could cover backs, TE's, slot receivers, and still take on blockers and beat the ball carrier to the edge. The dude was probably the best blackshirt since Lavonte David.

And a coach level player mentally.

It's rare you have a guy with the physical tools having an elite football IQ on the defensive side of the ball, but JoJo was that guy. He made the rest of his group look better and made his DC look much better.

He was really missed last year.
 



And a coach level player mentally.

It's rare you have a guy with the physical tools having an elite football IQ on the defensive side of the ball, but JoJo was that guy. He made the rest of his group look better and made his DC look much better.

He was really missed last year.
It was clear we couldn't fill that void. I think he would have really killed it under Busch too.
 
Daniels didn’t hurt, but Domann was the key, IMO. He understood more about the defense, all of its positions and responsibilities, than anyone on the field.
We had two decent cover corners that opened up the D as well. If Myles Farmer didn't have to play so far back, that D could have been saltier. JoJo was the Swiss Army knife to make it go.
 
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I would not be surprised if we see someone other than NH starting for us on the inside.
 
I agree, but its eerily similar to what we heard about the switch to Chinander's defense.
There will be a stark difference. I agree the D will oftentimes "look" like a 3-4, (sometimes like a 4-3), but up front, you will see a difference in responsibilities especially with our down lineman. Whites defense is constantly attacking with a ton of one gap responsibility. Defensive ends aren't two-gapping. They are shooting gops, running twists and other stunts. At the second level, especially on 2nd and 3rd down, you will most likely see at least one, if not two LB's blitzing.

There will be more big plays given up, but there will also be more instances of the defense getting off the field more efficiently.

Combine that with a more cerebral offense, and for the first time in a while, we won't see our defense gassed by the fourth quarter. Gone are the days of playing corners 12 yards off the ball.

Thank you Lord
 
There will be a stark difference. I agree the D will oftentimes "look" like a 3-4, (sometimes like a 4-3), but up front, you will see a difference in responsibilities especially with our down lineman. Whites defense is constantly attacking with a ton of one gap responsibility. Defensive ends aren't two-gapping. They are shooting gops, running twists and other stunts. At the second level, especially on 2nd and 3rd down, you will most likely see at least one, if not two LB's blitzing.

There will be more big plays given up, but there will also be more instances of the defense getting off the field more efficiently.

Combine that with a more cerebral offense, and for the first time in a while, we won't see our defense gassed by the fourth quarter. Gone are the days of playing corners 12 yards off the ball.

Thank you Lord
The defense will be better at creating disruptive plays and turnovers. There will be more sacks, more fumbles and more interceptions. And as you say, more big plays given up…….
 



There will be a stark difference. I agree the D will oftentimes "look" like a 3-4, (sometimes like a 4-3), but up front, you will see a difference in responsibilities especially with our down lineman. Whites defense is constantly attacking with a ton of one gap responsibility. Defensive ends aren't two-gapping. They are shooting gops, running twists and other stunts. At the second level, especially on 2nd and 3rd down, you will most likely see at least one, if not two LB's blitzing.

There will be more big plays given up, but there will also be more instances of the defense getting off the field more efficiently.

Combine that with a more cerebral offense, and for the first time in a while, we won't see our defense gassed by the fourth quarter. Gone are the days of playing corners 12 yards off the ball.

Thank you Lord

I think folks who've never seen White's defense will be lost for a while. Combine his changes with the roster turnover and where he lines people up and there will be a lot of confusion. I think that will be the same for the opponents offense as well.

I'm very excited about the change. Can't wait.
 
I think folks who've never seen White's defense will be lost for a while. Combine his changes with the roster turnover and where he lines people up and there will be a lot of confusion. I think that will be the same for the opponents offense as well.

I'm very excited about the change. Can't wait.
I agree. Folks are going to be scratching their heads for a while, including our opponents.

Speaking of our opponents, and more specifically, Minnesota and Colorado, they will also struggle to prepare for us until there is more tape available.

Advantage Nebraska.
 
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I agree. Folks are going to be scratching their heads for a while, including our opponents.

Speaking of our opponents, and more specifically, Minnesota and Colorado, they will also struggle to prepare for us until there is more tape available.

Advantage Nebraska.

Minnesota will have the bowl game tape from last year, but I'm assuming White will change some things up AND they're not going to understand our personnel yet. Agree on the advantage and I'm interested to see how Deion Jr does week two. That's assuming he's able to play after TCU does a number on them. Interestingly they'll also be in a 3-3-5. A little different than what White typically runs, but similar.
 

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