Marvin Byrdsong Ready to Win Premium Story

By Paul Jones

Date: Jul 24, 2004

Under first-year defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, the Mississippi State defense switched back to the more traditional 4-3-4 defense as opposed to the five defensive backs set of years past.

And more times than not, the man in the middle must be extremely gifted with plain out physical toughness against the run, yet the speed to cover tailbacks and tight ends.

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