4. College Football News Preview 2020: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Defense 3 Things To Know
– The pass rush took a hit last year after dominating in 2018, and now two starters are done from the front three. Junior Milton Williams is a big end who came up with 59 tackles, but he needs more help and more options in the rotation.
Along with working on the line, the defense that was great at taking the ball away and was middle-of-the-pack in Conference USA in most every area needs tweaking after losing eight of the top 11 tacklers.
– The linebacking corps will work around senior Ezekiel Barnett, a 213-pound rangy hitter who made 59 stops as part of the rotation on the outside. Willie Baker brings more size for somewhere in the mix, and 236-pound senior Trey Baldwin will put up big numbers on the inside.
– Gone is do-it-all baller of a corner Amik Robertson and big-hitting safety L’Jarius Sneed. All four starters have to be replaced, but sophomore Bee Jay Williams got in plenty of work – making 33 tackles – and there should be a decent starting foursome with a little time. The depth … that’s an early problem.