I had commented on another thread before the Tech game that I thought our secondary was untested, and therefore, a liability. After watching the Tech game, I’m feeling very confident about our secondary. That was exactly the test I needed to see and they did not disappoint. They weren’t perfect for sure, letting a guy get behind them once or twice, missing a few tackles, etc. But against a Tech offense that nearly every game throws for a bajillion yards with ease, they held their own. Shimonek had a hard time getting the ball out quickly like Tech likes to do, and when he did have time, he had to throw the ball away a ton. I was super impressed with the effort this week on the defensive side of the ball as a whole, and in the secondary in particular and we’re going to need that kind of game again when we play Memphis and USF.
On a side note, if I played on that defense, I would be so pissed at that no-show from the offense. My blood was boiling for them! Holding Tech to 27 points without a turnover would have been a feat in and of itself. Doing that while the offense turns the ball over 5 times is other-wordly.