"We're going to average about 16 more defensive plays than we played last year," Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "That is the equivalent of one more quarter of defensive football."
The preparation stems from Offensive Coordinator Robert Anae's fast-paced approach. Anae wants to "go fast, go hard" in hopes of breaking down opposing defenses.
"As far as the offense goes, we trust him and we like it," BYU Quarterback Taysom Hill said.
Anae believes the more plays a well conditioned BYU runs, the more likely the Cougars will end up on the right side of the Win-Loss column.
"The very first day I told our players, that means more conditioning. That means more preparation. It means more pressure," said Mendenhall.
"We're going to do real well in it," said Hill.