Film Room: Derek Mason's Defense 101

Bryan Harsin hired one of the hottest names of the coaching carousel to lead his Auburn defense. But what will it look like? It's not easy to define.

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Let’s get something settled early: It’s important not to tie Derek Mason to a specific scheme.

That’s the tendency for any new coach hire, especially on defense. Is he a 4-3 coach or a 3-4 coach? When Bryan Harsin hired Mason to be Auburn’s new defensive coordinator last week, plenty of stories cited the 3-4. Even the program’s offi…

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