We had similarly bad defenses during the Hank Small era. Kevin Higgins was the DC. Hank was obviously a very offensive minded guy. Kevin gets promoted to HC and lamented the fact that the offense got all the best athletes under Hank.
Andy is also an offensive minded guy. The offense continues to thrive even with the change in OC. Most of our scholarship recruits played on both sides of the ball in HS. Is it possible that our better athletes are on offense. Do we need both Kauffman and Crawford as FBs? Couldn’t we utilize one of our backup TEs in that role? Couldn’t we move one of our BIG OL to the defense to serve as a run blocker? I’m sure many have experience on that side of the line.