North Dakota State gave up more scores on defense in their last scrimmage than student assistant Grant Olson could remember during his time in Fargo. While that was partly due to strong offensive depth, the defense did show some progress.
Especially the first and second team defensive line. Tackles Austin Farnloff and Nate Tanguay continue to make strides, both players admitting that they know they have all summer to fine tune their games as well. Their position coach Nick Goeser says he just wants to see daily effort and he knows the improvement will come.
"I ask those guys every day, I say 'I just want to get a little bit better every day.' That's our goal," adds Goeser. "We can't go backwards, we've got to continue to progress. We've got to get better at one thing every day and if we continue to do that, with the rest of spring ball and fall camp, I think we'll be in a pretty good spot next year."
The team held their first practice in the dome this morning, and will have their second scrimmage of the spring tomorrow.