Tech has picked off 11 passes already in 2011. We only picked off 8 all of last year. For comparison's sake, we picked off a pass every 46 times the ball was let loose in 2010. In 2011 on the other hand, we've picked a pass every 24 attempts. That's a pretty damn good drop for our defense especially considering teams are throwing around 30 times per game against Tech. We're averaging better than a pick per game in 2011. The last times our secondary picked a pass every 24 attempts in the last 10 years were 2006 and 2008 when we had ridiculous defensive lines and ballhawks in the secondary.
Concerning yardage, opponents are averaging 5.42 yards per pass play against Tech in 2011. This is a whole yard less than 2010. It's not quite the Jon Tenuta standard of 5.08 yards per pass play but we're also nowhere near the sack generating team of the Gay-nuta defense yet.
Where do you think this massive improvement in secondary production has come from? Personnel experience in the Groh-fense? Better coaching all around? Luck?
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