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From a Weakness to a Strength

Dustin Gabriel

In recent years, it has almost become a given that BYU would have to win in spite of its secondary. Now six games into the 2006 season, the Cougar defensive backs are armed with a new system and a new coach, and they have replaced their reputation for defensive breakdowns with a reputation for playmaking in critical situtations.

"They're awesome; they're dominant," said linebacker Bryan Kehl about the Cougar secondary. "They're the best secondary BYU has had for years. I'm so thankful to be playing with them because they make us so much better." BYU has put up improved pass defense numbers this year compared to last year. On average, the Cougar secondary is giving up a full yard less per pass and over thirty yards less... Recommended Stories