Most of the yardage gained by CSU in the run game was after first contact, even though the scheme had players in position. Our tackling was atrocious and must get fixed if we are going to be the defense we want to be. I was a little dismayed by the analyst comment that tackling is almost impossible to fix during the season due to the lack of full contact drills to reduce injury risk. I hope this is not true or we will not win many games. The pass defense has been a mixed bag. Some blown coverages, some guys getting beat, some great plays and some turnovers created. The db’s have been pretty solid in run support. I am an optimist, but I believe that as the players gain experience in this defense they will become quicker to the ball, more aggressive and tackle better. Fingers crossed.