According to defensive line coach Brick Haley, Missouri’s goal is to get two sacks for every 12 pass attempts. Last season, opponents attempted 348 passes against the Tigers. At that rate, Missouri’s goal would’ve been, at the least, 58 sacks.

Although his philosophy prioritizes playing the run first, Haley noted that doesn’t mean the pass rush and sack production are any less important.

Another spot that perhaps looks bleaker on paper for MU’s defensive line is personnel turnover. While Jordan Elliott was lost to the NFL Draft in April, the defensive line returns several players, including eight seniors.

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