The Rice football defense took another step in 2020, but what is its ceiling? We explore that question in this installment of Burning Questions.
The improvements exhibited by the Rice football defense over the past three seasons might be the most encouraging signs of progress seen on South Main over that timeframe. The offense has been up and down. Quarterbacks have rotated through the roster from year to year. But the defense? The defense has steadily gotten better, bit by bit.
The offense picked up a blue-chip quarterback, a new offensive coordinator and has a healthy wide receiving corps at its disposal, so there’s some reason for optimism on that front. Which brings us to the second installment in our Burning Questions series this offseason. Has the defense plateaued or can they make the jump from above average to truly elite?
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