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2005 Linebacker preview

Dallas Sartz

The linebacker position for the Trojans this year can accurately be described as an embarrassment of riches as there is an impressive array of talent available for the coaches to choose from. There is a good mix of veteran leadership with guys like Dallas Sartz and Collin Ashton to go along with promising youngsters such as Keith Rivers and the Fab Four Freshmen.

It's a testament to the amount of quality available that we enter fall camp not really knowing how things will shake out in terms of depth because there are so many different guys who can step up and play a major role. At this point it appears that two starting positions are set with Sartz at SLB and Rivers at WLB but the MLB spot was a three way battle in spring that couldn't be settled and that...

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