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COMMENTARY: Dissecting the path to LB success

IT'S UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED that improvement at linebacker is an area of key concern for the Beavers in 2011. But what does that really mean? First, getting a firm handle on what all went wrong is a must before looking to ways it can be fixed.

What happened to Linebacker U? Where did it go wrong? That was a familiar fan refrain in 2010. Obviously losing David Pa'aluhi was a huge blow. The Beavers didn't have a ready-made starter to replace him at middle linebacker, and it showed. There was a 3-man rotation in '10 with Tony Wilson and Rueben Robinson splitting the season starts, Feti Unga coming in as well, and the production just...

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