Scouting Tulsa: Defense

Posted: October 14, 2014 in Football

The Tulsa defense runs a standard 4-3 set but will mix in multiple looks out of the secondary. For the USF offense, the key will be getting the rush offense going against a Golden Hurricanes front that gives up over 200 yards a game on the ground. Let’s learn more about them.

Defensive line

At defensive end is junior Derrick Alexander (6’2″ 270 lbs.). He has 18 tackles including 5.5 TFL with 3 sacks on the year. Behind him is sophomore Cory Rahmings (6’2″ 245 lbs.). At the other end spot is senior Chris Hummingbird (6’2″ 265 lbs.). He has 23 tackles with 6 TFL and 2.5 sacks on the year. Behind him is junior Brentom Todd (6’3″ 250 lbs.) who has 10 tackles with 3 TFL. At defensive tackle is sophomore Jesse Brubaker (6’3″ 285 lbs.) who has 2 tackles on the year. Behind him is sophomore Lionell Phillips (6’2″ 285 lbs.). At the other tackle spot is junior Derrick Luetjen (6’3″ 285 lbs.) who has 16 tackles with 3 TFL including 1 sack on the year. Behind him is sophomore Jerry Uwaezuoke (6’3″ 295 lbs.) who has 5 tackles with 1 TFL and freshman Earl Rollins (6’3″ 275 lbs.) who has 3 tackles as well.

Linebackers

At the CANE linebacker spot is redshirt freshman Craig Suits (6′ 220 lbs.). He has 49 tackles with 4.5 TFL and 1 interception on the year. Behind him is senior Mitchell Osborne (6’2″ 210 lbs.) who has 9 tackles on the year as a reserve. At the MIKE spot is sophomore Trent Martin (6’2″ 235 lbs.) who has 55 tackles on the year with 5.5 TFL (heart of their linebackers). Behind him is senior Donnell Hawkins (6’1″ 220 lbs.) who has 4 tackles on the year. At the WILL spot is senior Jake Sizelove (6′ 217 lbs.). He has 22 tackles on the year with 2 TFL. Behind him is sophomore Conner Sherwood (6’3″ 232 lbs.).

Secondary

At the BAN position (nickel or other safety) is sophomore Michael Mudoh (5’10” 205 lbs.) who leads the team with 53 tackles and has 1 TFL on the year. Behind him is sophomore Matt Linscott (6’1″ 212 lbs.). At free safety is senior Demarco Nelson (6′ 195 lbs.) who has 35 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and has 1 interception on the year. Behind him is junior Bradley White (5’11” 180 lbs.) who has 3 tackles. At corner is senior Austin McDaniel (5’11” 192 lbs.) who has 14 tackles and 3 PBU. Behind him is senior Dwight Dobbins (5’9″ 180 lbs.) who has 12 tackles. At the other corner spot is junior Darnell Williams (5’10” 193 lbs.) who has 6 tackles. Behind him is sophomore Will Barrow (5’9″ 170 lbs.)who has 7 tackles on the year.

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