The 2012 Oregon defense is shaping up to be one of the best in school history and will surely be (so far) the best defense during the Chip Kelly era at the University of Oregon football program.
Engineered by Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti, the Duck defense features an explosive group of talented players that should wreak havoc on opposing offenses and improve upon their numbers from last season.
Anchoring the 2012 Oregon defense will be one of the most intimidating defensive lines in the Pac-12.
Overseen by Defensive Line Coach Jerry Azzinaro, the Oregon defensive line features a bevy of returning stars as well as young and fresh talent that should help them surpass the Pac-12 best 45 sacks they accumulated last season.
Combining big and physical players on the interior and explosive, strong players at the end positions, the Oregon defensive line is sure to be an intimidating force during the 2012 college football season.
Here is what you need to know about this talented unit.