Buffalo Bulls: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Buffalo Bulls: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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Buffalo Bulls College Football Preview 2021: Defense

New head coach Maurice Linguist knows defense, and he’s inheriting a group with plenty of good parts. The D led the MAC allowing 359 yards and 22 points per game. The pass rush was good, the run D was okay, and the secondary was good enough – now the DBs should be a major plus.

Linguist isn’t just a good defensive coach, he’s an NFL secondary coach coming over from the Cowboys. Three starters are back in the secondary around the safety tandem of Cory Gross and Tyrone Hill – they were second and fourth on the team in tackles, respectively, and corner Isaiah King is a decent tackler who has to come up with more broken up passes.

The linebacking corps has one of the best in the MAC in leading tackler James Patterson, and 2019 All-MAC tackler Kadofi Wright is back for a super-senior season on the outside.

The defensive front loses 325-pound Eddie Wilson to Kansas – he was the bulk in the interior – but George Wolo is a promising inside force who can get into the backfield and Eric Black tied Wolo for second on the team with three sacks. There might not be a whole lot of bulk, but there’s some decent depth to play around with the lineup.

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