I'd rather watch a high powered offense, but a high powered defense is generally a better formula for success. In reality, I'd like to not have to choose, just have both.
I think this depends on how competent the other side is. When TO coached Nebraska up until about 1991 our offense was high powered and our defense played hard but was by no means an immovable object. TO was an offensive coach so it suited him to control the game through his offense.
Hardly, Coastal Carolina has ranked in the top 25 in total defense the past two seasons and top 5 in total offense last year. In 2020, Coastal was 18th. Frost is not the same. I understand Coastal is not a P5 team but Chadwell does what he's supposed to. Frost never even had a top 40 defense while at UCF and succeeded with a high-powered offense and told opposing offenses to basically outscore them.Chadwell = Frost