With 10 games in the books, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on what has been a surprising positive, in an otherwise frustrating season. With the exception of the "game that shall not be mentioned", I am truly proud of how our defense has played. I feel that talent wise we have a ways to go still, and speed needs to be a priority. However, after this weeks game, and the effort throughout the season, I can say with a straight face that DEFENSE, was the strength of the 2009 Red Raiders. I remember the days in the not too distant past where we needed to score 50 points to win the game by 10. Could you imagine how ugly this season could have been if we had the defense of say......2006, coupled with the 2009 offense? Thanks Ruffin and his squad, and here is to an unprecedented 2010!