Defense continues to be the most needed area for improvement…what needs to happen from now until next year to believe that unit will improve?

-Fans were grumbling about the defense’s inability to get off the field against Iowa, allowing several drives with long yardage and high amount of plays for scores, seeing Iowa dominate the trenches in doing so, and giving up a season-high of yardage to their RB, Mekhi Sargent

-Don’t forget, this is the first year of Erik Chinander. For people wanting him to be fired—come on. Did you see what Bob Diaco did with this unit last year? You have to admit there was progress and fight compared to last year, albeit still not a great year for the defense. So, what needs to change, and what reasonably can change?

-It seems that if people have high expectations for next year’s season, it goes as far as the defense allows them to. The offense seems like it’s on a prolific track, but the defense must be tougher and better