Note – I said “Reese” when I meant “Reeves” in talking about our young TEs for 2017.
Just How Bad Have Our Defenses Been?
As I said above I think it is funny that fans who pilloried Paul Chryst for in-staff hiring of Matt House as the DC and then hated House with a passion… while we gave up only 26.3 ppg in ’15 and 27.2 ppg in ’14. In ’13 Chryst’s defense gave up 21… and that was without a real DC on board.
Let me go deeper – in 2014 we gave up 27.2 ppg against a strength of schedule rating of 3.49… compare that to last year’s giving up 35.2 ppg against a 3.51 SOS. So much for the “harder schedule” argument there.