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Countdown to Spring: Linebackers Preview

CHESTER SUA

THE LINEBACKER POSITION is likely to be controlled chaos this spring. Washington State is moving to a base 3-4, they dismissed two starters and another former starter hung up his cleats. Simply put, it's going to be highly intriguing to watch all the activity back in the box unfold over the 15 practices -- the first of which gets underway just a few hours from now.

First, a quick primer. The four 'backer positions in the Cougs' 3-4 are generally referred to as the SAM, MIK, WIL and BUCK. Jeff Choate is listed by WSU as the linebackers coach, while Paul Volero is listed as the inside linebackers coach. Choate has told CF.C he will primarily work with the SAM, MIK and WIL, while Volero, who has a d-line background, will work with the BUCKs. The BUCK is...

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