Was arguing with some guy that says our D is not overrated, and I came up with these numbers:
In ACC Play:
Defense is giving up an average of 24 points per game against an average 91st ranked offense.
The 1st string defense is made up of 5 seniors and 6 juniors.
Offense is putting up an average of 26.5 points per game against an average 28th ranked defense.
The 1st string offense is made up of 3 freshmen, 3 sophomores, 3 juniors, and 2 seniors.
I didn't expect the numbers to be as damning as they are.
I believe the D won't be elite, or consistent for that matter, until MA and Company are gone. We need to do what we did to the O to the D side of the ball. The D's decline has been overshadowed by our atrocious O in recent years. Now that we're turning the corner on O, it is readily apparent our D has been a smoke and mirrors show lately.