August 14, 2006

Linebackers are getting better daily

Most people called the linebackers group last year the heart of the defense for Kansas.

There has been so much talk in pre-season publications that the loss of those players will be tough to replace.

But the incoming group replacing them brings a lot of positives to the table according to new linebackers coach Mike Mallory.

"I think our athleticism is pretty good," Mallory said.

"We have a good mix of players with athleticism and we're pretty physical. One big key is the guys are hungry to learn. We want to continue to learn and improve our playing speed."

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