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Pre-Spring Outlook - Defensive Line

SEATTLE - Washington Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell was less than two days into his new job when he was asked a seemingly basic question; would he be using the 4-3 or 3-4 as his base defense? Well, given the fact that he only has eight scholarshipped players returning along the defensive line, it should be an easy question to answer. Or is it?

Clearly Donatell's first responsibility as the Huskies' new DC is to evaluate the talent he has on hand and create the package that best utilizes that talent. He'll have 15 practices this spring to get an even better idea of what he has and how he can use it. Defensive Tackle Jovon O'Connor* 6-5 290 Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. (Los Angeles) Cameron Elisara* 6-2 275 So. Spokane, Wash. (Ferris...