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A Quick Review of Next Year's LBs



LB is definately the position that has me the most nervous going into next year - especially LB depth.  As of the start of next year we'll have:

2 Seniors: Tyler Nielsen and Bruce Davis.  Nielsen will likely take his spot back at LEO (assuming he is completely healed) and Davis has the inside track on the other OLB spot.

2 Juniors: Terrance Pryor and Cameron Olson.  Neither of these guys have played in a single game yet.

3 Red shirt sophomores: Shane DiBona, Dakota Getz, and Marcus Kloos.  DiBona played in a limited capacity through most of this season; Getz played in a couple of games but didn't accumlate any stats and Kloos did not play at all.

6 True sophopmores: T.J. Fisher, Christian Kirksey, Matthew Meyers, James Morris, Jim Poggi, and David Ryberg.  Of these only Morris has played in even a single game.

4 True Freshmen: Quinton Alson, Cole Fisher, Mike Orloff, and Melvin Spears.  It is impossible to tell whether any of these will be able to help contribute in their first year.  I could note that it is possible to add one other name to this list: Rodney Coe.  I realize he was recruited as a RB, but there has been some speculation that he could play as a LB as well - a position he played well in HS as I understand.

It is a very, very young LB corps that is light on experience.  Behind the three likely starters of Nielson, Davis and Morris there is only DiBona and Getz who has played in even a single game - and of those two ony DiBona has any stats.

Time to hit the panic button yet?

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