Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal looked at the BYU defense in advance of the Badgers trip to Provo to face off against the Cougars.
After talking about BYU's slow start to the season, he turned his focus to the defense.
"While BYU has fallen short against LSU (27-0) and Utah (19-13) in its last two games, its defense has proven talented and physical enough to keep the Cougars in games in which the offense has floundered," wrote Galloway.
He then quoted coach Paul Chryst, saying, "I think they’ve got good skill in the secondary, and they play hard. They’ve got good players. They’ve got physical players and enough movement and pressures — a lot of different types of pressures you have to prepare for."
Galloway then talked about the Cougars' defensive front, saying, "BYU’s experienced front seven could give the Badgers fits, especially with guards Beau Benzschawel and Jon Dietzen questionable to play this week. The Cougars return their top two tacklers, linebackers Fred Warner and Butch Pau’u, after ranking ninth in the nation in rushing defense last year."
While the BYU defense is preparing for the Badgers, a former Cougar defensive player, Daniel Sorensen is looking to play a bigger role for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star talked plenty about Sorensen as the Chiefs try to move on without Eric Berry.
After talking about Berry's season-ending injury and what that means for the Chiefs, Paylor turned his attention to who will have to replace the Chiefs' star safety.
That's where Sorensen comes in.
"Reid reiterated that fourth-year pro Daniel Sorensen and second-year pro Eric Murray will be the primary fill-ins, though the way each is deployed will likely depend on the Chiefs’ defensive package at a given time," wrote Paylor.
He then looked at what Sorensen brings to the field, saying, "Sorensen is far more experienced than Murray, logging 49 percent of the team’s defensive snaps a year ago compared to only 6 percent for Murray. But Sorensen already has a consistent role on defense as a third safety — he lines up as a linebacker when the Chiefs use their dime personnel in certain passing situations."
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CampusLore on Twitter caught up with Jamaal Williams and asked him what the culture was like at BYU and on the field for the Cougars.