The defense spoke after Thursday’s practice and gave an update on how they are progressing.
Defensive Coordinator Chris Ash:
- Defense still making some mistakes but it’s focusing on the details that will make them better. Making progress.
- Scrimmage was what was expecting, not wanted. Need better tackling, some can really hit, others need more work.
- Looking for improvement in next scrimmage, not perfection.
- Working a lot of guys at linebacker, need a general, leader and tough guy to be what they need.
Defensive End Chris Smith:
- Coach Bielema did what he said and brought in best coaches in nation, really making us better.
- Next scrimmage team needs to work on tackling and technique
Defensive End Trey Flowers:
- The effort and play making is there for the scrimmage, just got to know your responsibility and not beat yourself.
Cornerback Tevin Mitchel
- Cornerbacks need more discipline, hardest position to play.
- Every year has had new defensive scheme and so its a big change but like learning a new language, comes with time and practice.