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Middle linebacker progress report

Coach Tidwell

BYU's No. 3 defense from last season lost senior middle linebackers Uona Kaveinga and Brandon Ogletree to graduation. Waiting in the wings are a few hungry, talented middle backers who know this is their time to shine. Coach Tidwell gives BYU fans a breakdown of how things are currently shaping up.

First-team unit MLB Uani Unga: Senior, 6-1, 233 pounds "Uani Unga is a lot like Manoa [Pikula]," said Coach Tidwell. "He's big, thick, strong, quick, but a little more vocal and a great leader. The team follows Uani and he's doing a great job with his leadership skills. He's a great reader of the offense and he's very physical. He played a little bit more and took more game reps than Manoa did... Recommended Stories