The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Jet Sweeps, Defensive Ends, and More

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1) Why does it feel that the defense gets most of the criticism? After the Syracuse and Duke games it appeared from my optic that the defense took a large percentage of the criticism and when I look at it, I would think they did quite well, especially when you factor in that the injuries and bruises seem to be more on defense than on offense. – HokieGreyhound

Chris Coleman: Probably because of the expectations that have built over the years for both the defense and the offense.  Bud Foster’s defense has saved Tech many times through the years.  They’ve put on so many dominant defensive clinics that I can’t even remember them all.  After awhile, people just expect that to happen more times than not.  When the defense has an off game, people get upset and want to know what the heck is going on.  That’s natural human behavior, I think.  Not to mention that Bud Foster returned as Tech’s defensive coordinator.  There was a lot less change on the defensive side of the ball, despite two new coaches in the secondary.

Tech’s offense has been average or worse for most of the last decade.  People are used to it, even if this is a different offensive coaching staff.  Besides, everyone was of the belief coming into this season that it would take a year or two to build the offense into something truly great.  In the couple of off games we’ve had offensively this year, it’s only natural for people to say that Justin Fuente’s offense is running