Colorado State Football 2012: High Hopes For Rams' Secondary In 2012

While things are expected to be quite different in Fort Collins with new coach Jim McElwain running the show for the Colorado State Rams, the team's secondary won't show nearly as much change. As Kelly Lyell of Coloradoan.com writes, the secondary is one place where the Rams actually have some experience for once.

Three of last year's four starters are back in the defensive secondary, as are two other players who made starts as injury replacements. And there's a talented group of players right behind them, including three freshmen who sat out last year as redshirts, hoping to move into the starting lineup, as well.

Lyell also spoke with Rams safety Austin Gray, who said that the coverages and techniques used in the secondary by McElwain aren't all that different from the previous ones. The terminology is new, but with a relatively experienced group doing their thing, Colorado State could see some improvement on pass defense in 2012.

For more on CSU football, visit MWC blog Mountain West Connection and SB Nation Denver. For updates from around the world of college football, check out SB Nation's NCAA football news hub.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.