The narrative this time last year for the Bison football team was “what can the defense provide to an electric offense?” We saw Code Green mature and play unbelievable football shutting down some of the most potent offensive attacks in the FCS.
Entering camp this year there are very few question marks surround the Bison defense, except for one, and it just happens to be a big one.
Who is going to start at cornerback?
Jordan Champion and CJ Smith are both gone to graduation.
When we caught up with defensive coordinator Matt Entz at media day he said the coaching staff is well aware how thin they are at the position and, at least right now, it could end up being several players getting time.
Sophomore Jalen Allison played in all 15 games last year filling in for both Smith and Champion as well as getting in on nickel situations and has emerged as the favorite on one side.
On the other side Entz says it’s still too early to tell who will be the guy, if there even is just one guy to play the spot.
An additional blow to the already young group came last week when sophomore Dakota Reid left the team.
Entering the second week of fall camp the Bison have 11 players listed as corners on the roster.
Only Allison and sophomore Jaylaan Wimbush (14 games) appeared in more than five games for the Bison last season.