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The First Line of Defense

The First Line of Defense

The development of the defensive line is of great interest to coaches and fans alike. After losing five D-linemen with starting experience, BYU must find talented replacements among its many newcomers. Just two days into practice, the depth chart is starting to form and position battles are beginning to heat up.

There was a noticeable difference between the first two days of practice. As players become acclimated to the rigors of practice, they perform at a higher level. Unlike the Saturday's practice, every single defensive lineman made it through the full session. In fact, even after the final whistle blew to signal the end of practice, the defensive line unit stayed longer to work on one on one drills...

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