College Football News Preview 2020: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

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4. College Football News Preview 2020: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Defense 3 Things To Know

The offense might have had its moments, but it wasn’t consistent enough. The defense wasn’t bad, but it got ripped apart by the better Sun Belt offenses – the Chanticleers went 1-6 when the D allowed 30 points or more. With eight starters back, this should be the program’s best defense since moving up to the FBS level.

The pass rush wasn’t all that great, and the defense didn’t do enough to get into the backfield, but senior Tarron Jackson is back after coming up with a massive season. The 270-pound defensive end is the tone-setter, and CJ Brewer is a nice 280-pounder who can get behind the line, too. There’s good size around the front three to rotate in.

240-pound senior and former JUCO transfer Teddy Gallagher was the team’s leading tackler as the anchor of the linebacking corps, but he’s not alone with 230-pound Myles Olufemi adding a little thump, too.

The way-young secondary of last season should be a whole lot sharper and stronger. They didn’t make a whole lot of tackles with the front six doing most of the heavy lifting, but there are enough good-sized safeties to help out a bit more. However, five of the team’s 11 interceptions are gone with Chandler Kryst done.

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