THE FOOTBALL SEASON doesn't start for another five months, but already the pundits are out with…
Veteran youth to <br>tackle the middle
"We have an idea of who they might be–you lose nine starters and that's a (significant) impact," said coach Robb Akey, when asked about the potential starters on D. "But we've also been blessed by being able to rotate some guys into some positions. So we do have some game experience coming back, and I think that's going to be a good thing." The linebacking corps is led by one Will Derting, who emerged as one of the top linebackers in the nation last year and is a leading candidate for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top LB performer. "As you look at linebacker, you've got one starter coming back in Will Derting and obviously we think he's a pretty special guy," said Akey. "He's a helluva talent." Along with Derting are three players who all shined brightly at various times last season. "And Scott Davis and Pat Bennett and Steve Dildine, you know I think (the combination of those) four guys can really play well for us," Akey said. "I think they can be a good...
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