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BECB Preseason Big East Defensive Teams

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In this final week before the beginning of training camps, Big East Coast Bias is counting down the days with the announcements of is preseason awards.

Monday: Preseason Defensive Teams

Tuesday: Preseason Offensive Teams

Wednesday: Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Thursday: Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

The Big East has several quality defensive units. The conference will not be wide open with teams scoring on every possession. Rather, defenses will be a huge factor in game outcomes, from forcing turnovers to keeping favorable field position. The following players are likely to have the greatest impact on the defensive side of the ball during the 2012 campaign.

2012 BECB Preseason Big East First Team - Defense

DE - Trevardo Williams (Sr), UConn

DE Ryne Giddins (Jr), USF

DT - Aaron Donald (Jr), Pitt

DT - Scott Vallone (sr), Rutgers

LB - Khaseem Greene (Sr), Rutgers

LB - DeDe Lattimore (Jr) USF

LB - Sio Moore (Sr), UConn

CB - Adrian Bushell (Sr), Louisville

CB - Logan Ryan (Jr), Rutgers

S - Jarred Holley (Sr), Pitt

S - Duron Harmon (Sr), Rutgers

P - Pat O'Donnell (Jr), Cincinnat

2012 BECB Preseason Big East Second Team - Defense

DE - Marcus Smith (Jr), Louisville

DE - Dan Giordano (Sr), Cincinnati

DT - Levi Brown (Jr), Temple

DT - Cory Grissom (Sr), USF

LB - Sam Barrington (Sr), USF

LB - Steve Beauharnais (Sr), Rutgers

LB - Marquis Spruill (Jr), Syracuse

CB - Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Sr), UConn

CB - Kayvon Webster (Sr), USF

S - Hakeem Smith (Jr), Louisville

S - Drew Frey (Sr), Cincinnati

P - Cole Wagner (Jr), UConn