Welp on the bright side of things our D is ranked 4th in the nation

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Our D is definitely a top 10 unit in the country we should all be happy about that

Offensive line and QB play led to the disaster in Texas
 
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Too early. I'm waiting until we start ACC play before I give the rankings any credence.

I like our style of Defense a lot & have defended them throughout the offseason, but we have to stop the run. Our Run Defense is too inconsistent & our lack of gap integrity leaves us susceptible to too many big plays.

I wanna see how we look vs Toledo on the road, we let them hang around way to much last year & their WR's were giving our Corners work. Woodside is gone so we shouldn't have a problem with their passing attack this time, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Also wanna see if they can step up & put their foot on FSU's neck. FSU is complete garbage this year, they have an even worse OL than us & none of the WR's are elite, we should actually blow them out this year rivalry game or not.

But in their favor, our Punter does put them at a decided disadvantage having to defend on short field possessions because Feagles struggles at flipping the field & pinning teams in their own red zone.

Even with that said, no excuses we need to generate more pass rush, play more Press coverage with our Corners, dial down the Zone Blitz & STOP THE RUN.
 

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As long as we keep struggling on 3rd downs and Feagles keeps punting the ball 10-20 yards our D will be all world.
 

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As long as we keep struggling on 3rd downs and Feagles keeps punting the ball 10-20 yards our D will be all world.
Opponents have only converted 18.75% of third downs against MIami this year. I understand they just mauled Savannah State but even LSU was only like 2-13 on third down.
 

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If Nesta comes along like we hope, the D continues to gel and the O can sustain drives a bit longer, then yeah, I do think we have a top 10 D.
 
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Wish we had more depth at DT, hoping Nesta starts to get some serious burn
 
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Too bad the teams in the Coastal won't give you much indication either. The division is filled with subpar offensive units. Diaz will have to wait till Clemson to get slapped again.
 
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Top 5 talent... gotta see if Diaz’s scheme can match the talent
 
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Opponents have only converted 18.75% of third downs against MIami this year. I understand they just mauled Savannah State but even LSU was only like 2-13 on third down.
LSU for 3 for 16 on 3rd down.
 

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4th in what category?

Yards per game.
Total yards allowed.
Yards allowed per play.
Points allowed per game.
 

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Diaz reads CIS.

He saw all the hate threads after LSU and was like "Take that Savannah St." :braveheart2:
 
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Our Punter and QB cost us the LSU game. Otherwise our D was pretty stout. Problem was if they gave up one first down LSU was in FG range.
 
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Best pass defense in the nation
 
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