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2004 BYU Football Preview: Linebackers

<b>PAUL WALKENHORST</b>

The simple fact that BYU must replace all three of its starting linebackers from last season should be substantial cause for consternation by Cougar defensive coaches, but that's not exactly the case in Provo.

Backing up what promises to be a dominant defensive line will be a new linebacker corps that may emerge later this fall as one of the stronger defensive units for the Cougars. Indeed, 2003 starters like Colby Bockwoldt, Mike Tanner, Levi Madarieta and true freshman David Nixon will be sorely missed, but their apparent replacements are a very capable and competent bunch. They will be led by...

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