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Linebackers Grow Together

Kelly Poppinga

The linebackers stand as the primary playmakers and catalysts of the Cougar 3-4 defensive system. Last season the defense thrived as the linebackers took center stage. Not much has changed this spring as they return a lot of the same guys who contributed to last season's smashing debut of the 3-4.

"We all love the system," said linebacker Bryan Kehl. "It's the perfect system for us. It allows us to do a lot of things and we'll be doing even more things this season as we add stuff. I wouldn't want to play in any other system." New Stuff Indeed it was the overall strength and play of the linebacking corps that led to head coach Bronco Mendenhall's abandonment of his 3-3-5 scheme. Last...

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