July 28, 2006

Backers need backups

Arkansas defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Reggie Herring says he has four linebackers he is not afraid to put into a game, and the two outside backers are talented - one being a star and the other having star potential.

Desmond Sims has moved from receiver to linebacker to defensive end and back to middle linebacker in his career. Weston Dacus has experience and is capable at the Mike Linebacker position. The Razorbacks will rely heavily on five newcomers who all could project at linebacker for the Razorbacks. The questions are with Ryan Powers and Van Stumon, both of whom could play in the offensive backfield. Will the starters hold up this fall? How big of a concern is depth? Cand the newcomers adjust? There are many questions to answer in the second level of defense for the Razorbacks.

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