Last year’s heady buildup with SI cover replaced by measured tone Depending on D

UM coach Houston Nutt spent several minutes talking about the defense, happily introducing the five players and even letting Powe say a few words to the adoring crowd.
“They’ve played a lot of snaps,” the third-year UM coach said. “I’m really excited about that side of the ball.”
As for the new offense? Nutt breezed quickly through that part.
“I don’t want to bore you,” he explained. “because you’re not going to know a lot of these names.”