August 30, 2007

Aggie secondary looking to improve once again

Two years ago Texas A&M finished dead last in pass defense in the nation by giving up 306.4 yards per game. After a number of changes on the defensive coaching staff and a change to the 4-2-5 defense, the Aggies improved by 116 yards a game in pass defense. They jumped 75 spots to No. 44 in the nation.

In the second year of the 4-2-5 the Aggies are looking to improve the mark once again, and they have a good mix of experience and young talent to get the job done.

"We've got both our corners back and we have Devin Gregg back. Jordan Pugh played some last year, but he didn't play at safety," said A&M head coach Dennis Franchione. "Alton Dixon played last year, but he didn't start, Melvin (Bullitt) did. I don't think we feel inexperienced in the secondary at all. I just think we have a little bit of youth there, but we feel good about our talent level back there."

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