FORGET WHAT YOU thought you knew. The defensive line at Washington State this spring figures to look…
Countdown to Spring: Linebackers Preview
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 generally around 255-260 pounds and will both rush the passer and play out in space, with area responsibilities that extend to the sideline. Some BUCKs will at times put their hand down, some won't, it depends on the player. Which Cougs line up at the BUCK this spring is one of the more intriguing questions -- defensive...
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