Morning links: Wisconsin’s view of the BYU defense; Jamaal Williams talks BYU football culture

Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal looked at the BYU defense in advance of the Badgers trip to Provo to face off against the Cougars.

After talking about BYU’s slow start to the season, he turned his focus to the defense.

“While BYU has fallen short against LSU (27-0) and Utah (19-13) in its last two games, its defense has proven talented and physical enough to keep the Cougars in games in which the offense has floundered,” wrote Galloway.

He then quoted coach Paul Chryst, saying, “I think they’ve got good skill in the secondary, and they play hard. They’ve got good players. They’ve got physical players and enough movement and pressures — a lot of different types of pressures you have to prepare for.”

Galloway then talked about the Cougars’ defensive front, saying, “BYU’s experienced front seven could give the Badgers fits, especially with guards Beau Benzschawel and Jon Dietzen questionable to play this week. The Cougars return their top two tacklers, linebackers Fred Warner and Butch Pau’u, after ranking ninth in the nation in rushing defense last year.”

While the BYU defense is preparing for the Badgers, a former Cougar defensive player, Daniel Sorensen is looking to play a bigger role for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star talked plenty about Sorensen as the Chiefs try to move on without Eric Berry.

After talking about Berry’s season-ending injury and what that means for the Chiefs, Paylor turned his attention to who will have to replace the Chiefs’ star safety.

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