OK, maybe that image doesn't translate so well in words. But the sentiment is simple—if you want to win a football game, you need to stop the other team's offense. It doesn't matter how potent your offense is if the defense is more like a sieve than a dam.
In 2011, the Boise State defense was good, allowing only 110 yards on the ground, 210 through the air for a total of 320 yards per game. But that was then, and 2012 is a different season. Some talented players are gone from the Bronco defense, and that means new faces, or reasonably new faces, will have to step up if the Broncos look to be competitive in their last season in the Mountain West.
The question was recently raised—which element of the defense will be the most important to BSU in 2012?
Let's break down some key elements of the defensive side of the ball, and do it with musically themed subtitles …