July 20, 2006

Linebacker could be mystery

The biggest mystery going into pre-season camp and into the 2006 season is how will the linebackers perform? The Bruins graduated all three their three starting linebackers and due to mitigating circumstances the unit was less than spectacular to begin with.

A new and improved defensive line will go a long way in helping make the linebacker chores easier.

Who could forget seeing the undermanned defensive line being blocked into linebackers making it almost impossible for the linebackers to make plays near the line of scrimmage.

The Bruins went out and hired a tough, intense linebacker coach in Chuck Bullough. He brings a tough no nonsense sensibility to the table.

Bullough, like all the rest of new defensive coaches has NFL experience. All of them repeated the mantra that their guys will play hard.

If the season started tomorrow Air Force Academy transfer junior Christian Taylor (6-0, 225) would probably get the nod at middle linebacker.

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