Film Room: Derek Mason's 'top-down,' off-man pass defense

Roger McCreary says Auburn's new defense is "way different" than the past. Here's a deep dive into what he means and how it could look on Saturdays this fall.

DC Derek Mason (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)

For the last eight months, the topic of changes between Auburn’s new defensive scheme under Derek Mason and the one it ran under Kevin Steele has mostly been focused on the differences up front.

That makes sense, as there’s a lot going on there. The Tigers are going to use a three-man front, especially on ea…

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