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Position Preview: Linebackers

Position Preview: Linebackers

Last season wasn't a very memorable season for the Texas Tech linebackers. The bright spots consisted of an outstanding season by Lawrence Flugence in the middle, and John Saldi making his way into the starting lineup late in the season. With Flugence gone, how will the linebacker position shape up?

Freshman Brock Stratton will take over the middle linebacker spot. Stratton participated in spring workouts, so he has had time to learn the new defensive scheme. Butkus Award candidate John Saldi will stay on the weak side. Saldi has battled a back injury this fall, but if he remains healthy he will start. Mike Smith will be the starting linebacker on...

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