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Summer Position Series - Linebacker

Last year, the linebackers consisted of the Bears best defensive player, an undersized junior college player and an unheralded and unproven linebacker with burnt orange blood lines. Needless to say, there were some question marks last year. This year though, the linebackers are a proven strength for the Bears.

With over 300 tackles returning to the Bears in the three linebacker spots (I count nickel back as a linebacker position) the middle of the Baylor defense has as much experience as any in the country. Though we have a newcomer to the nickel back position, the new starter has 23 starts at safety. In between the three starters, there are 46 starts. That is a lot of productivity and experience for...

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