If you look at last year's team on paper, one position group jumped out above all others as the strength of the defense. The linebacking corp returned a two year starter at MLB in RS-junior Obi Ezeh and the previous year's starter at WLB in junior Jonas Mouton. The two were joined by senior Stevie Brown in the new hybrid safety/linebacker position. Brown was plagued by mistakes in his time at safety in the previous years and was unsuitable for the defensive backfield. He was placed at what is now the Spur position as a stopgap. If he turned in a solid campaign in '09, everyone would be relieved.
What does the future have in store this year?