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Upper Iowa looks to shore up defense

FAYETTE (KWWL) -- The season opens in just 3 weeks for the Upper Iowa Peacocks as they held their annual media day Saturday morning.

Much of the focus was on a defense that gave up more than 30 points in all but 2 games last season.  Second year head coach Tom Shea says that unit wasn't quite prepared for Division II football, and he expects things to be different this year.

"We played thinking too much, and so we played with hesitation," says Shea, "We've got to eliminate the hesitation.  We're working on it.  We worked on it in spring ball on it, we worked on it in the off season, and on their own, and now on campus.  We're working on how to play fast."

Upper Iowa opens up on September 4th, at Texas A&M Commerce.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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