Key College Football Units Under Renovation

Key College Football Units Under Renovation

"7. Houston Secondary

Just because the Cougars are the Group of Five team to beat this season does not mean that the program is without holes.

Arguably the biggest concern for Tom Herman this offseason has been a defensive backfield that won’t be the same without all-league safeties Trevon Stewart and Adrian McDonald, and cornerback William Jackson, a first-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals. The new-look unit will be constructed around versatile veteran Brandon Wilson. Joining him on the last line of defense will be a spate of crucial first-time starters, including corners Howard Wilson, Jeremy Winchester and J.J. Dallas and safeties Khalil Williams and Garrett Davis. While Houston can win shootouts, it doesn’t necessarily want to be dragged into shootouts every Saturday."

Which is why the Front 7 will be of extreme importance this season. I have faith in Todd Orlando; his track record has shown that he can adapt.

The front seven will take a lot of pressure off our secondary this season.

Howard Wilson and Jeremy Winchester both have starting experience, albeit not a lot. Wilson was a ball hawk before he got hurt and Winchester did a pretty good job filling in for Jackson when he got hurt. I’m not as concerned as most about our secondary.

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