Huskers have plenty of possibilities at linebacker
Zaire Anderson, left, and David Santos, pictured at practice last season, are part of a large group of young, athletic linebackers competing for playing time in preseason practice this year.
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — At this early point in preseason practice, Nebraska's not conveying the impression that it will suffer without the three veteran linebackers it relied on last season.
What departed veterans Will Compton, Alonzo Whaley and Sean Fisher had in experience and football acumen (accumulated in more than 60 combined collegiate starts), the Huskers are hoping their replacements can make up for with instincts and athleticism. It's the same for almost every spot on a defense that lost eight starters, but no battles for playing time would seem more wide open than the ones involving linebackers.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am.