Broncos focus on defensive turnaround

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Updated: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 08:35:19 CST

The Hastings College Broncos return 9 of 11 starters on the defensive side of the ball. For better or worse, the unit ranking last in the GPAC in pass defense in 2012 as well as in the bottom third in total defense and scoring defense. But things are changing over at HC thanks to the addition of new defensive coordinator Adam Long. And head coach Tony Harper likes the progress his defenders are making in fall camp "It definitely wasn't up to the standards we have set here before. You can go back to the early 90's, there have always been great defenses here. As a coaching staff we didn't, I didn't do a very good job as the defensive coordinator, really implementing the plan and that happens when you only have two seniors and everyone else is freshman and sophomores. But right now the guys are focusing on what is going on. Coach long is doing a great job implementing his new scheme. His new style of defense and the guys are really latching on to it," said Harper.