After careful consideration I've decided we need to move in a different direction from a staffing standpoint on defense. We certainly wish coach Edwards the best and appreciate his loyalty and dedication to Furman football over the years.
Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble.
The kids just played an exceptional game. Defense right now is playing very strong with five shutouts in 10 games. I'm excited for the guys that they were able to have a good offensive output tonight, and I hope we can that into the next two games this week.
A lot of defense is just want, just wanting to do it. It's hard work. You get tired, you've got to be able to defend and that's what we're working on. But they're working at it. It's not something that's going to happen overnight. Team defense takes a while to develop.