By a wide margin.
Instead of rotating between a veteran, two underclassmen and a converted safety at two spots on the field, K-State coaches will have six players with experience at the position to turn to.
With Miami transfer Arthur Brown leading the way in the middle, many expect the Wildcats to be a completely different defense in 2011. His presence allows K-State to switch from a 4-2-5 formation, which hasn’t worked at all against explosive opponents, to a more traditional 4-3.
Along with the return of Alex Hrebec, a senior who is coming off a season in which he made 77 tackles, and Tre Walker, who looked good making 47 tackles as a freshman, K-State should have a solid group of starters. Maybe even a group the defense can lean on.