D was bad last year.
This was so overstated. The bulk of our bad defensive games came early in the year when we were breaking in a ton of new guys, particularly in the secondary. They started to really come on towards the end of the year. Pretty sure we finished 3rd or so in the SEC in total defense.
And when you have a lockdown corner on each side like we will from day 1 next year, it really opens things up everywhere else.