Preview 2019: UAB Blazers. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

Preview 2019: UAB Blazers. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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Preview 2019: UAB Blazers. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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4. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UAB DEFENSE

Yeah, it might not be quite as bad as it seems, but you don’t get better after losing ten of the top 14 tackles and a slew of all-stars off a fantastic D. The Blazers finished fifth in the nation in sacks, ninth in total defense – allowing fewer than 300 yards per game – and was second in the country in third down defense. The basics are there, but there’s still work to be done, mostly because …

The secondary takes the biggest hit at the safety spots. Fitzgerald Mofor is a star at one outside linebacker spot, and Kris Moll is going to do even more in the corps, but not having Mar’sean Diggs and Broderick Thomas is going to take a bit to get over. However, Dy’Jonn Turner is a good one, and Brontae Harris is a terrific corner.

Five of the top six sackers are gone. However, the heat won’t stop coming just because Jamell Garcia-Williams, Tre Crawford and Quindarius Thagard are done. The Blazers bring it from several spots – 16 Blazers registered a sack. The nice part about the system is how it appears to be good enough to not have a problem losing any one player, but now the prospects have to turn into producers.

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