It is very difficult to understand how our defense could possibly be as bad as it appears to be. I believe we are now ranked dead last among all FCS teams. Is it possible that the athletes we have on defense are worse than any other FCS team? I would argue that the answer is no. Is it possible that the athletes we have on defense are worse than any other team in the Patriot League? Again, I would argue that the answer is no. If my answers to the above questions are correct, than the only explanation for our defense being this bad is poor coaching. Coen was obviously unhappy with the way our defense performed the last few years, so he made changes in an attempt to correct the problem. Our current defensive coordinator was successful in his previous stint as defense coordinator running a different defense system. Can someone please explain why Bottiglieri would continue to use a defensive system and philosophy which has been an unmitigated disaster, rather than the system he successfully ran in his first go around as DC.