Young and Chambers looked good out there on Saturday.
A full season with a healthy Carter, along with the presence of defensive tackle Ed Oliver and arrival of TCU transfer Isaiah Chambers, is one reason the Cougars believe their three-man front should be the strength of the defense this season.
While a majority of the attention will be on the three designated starters, defensive line coach A.J. Blum said the unit’s success will depend on the development of a rotation that could include anywhere from six to eight players. That group includes Payton Turner, Zach Vaughan, Aymiel Fleming and Blake Young.
“We can’t do it with just three guys,” Blum said. “We have to be able to have guys that are interchangeable and can keep us fresh.”