March 19, 2007

Spring Preview: Linebackers

For the second year in a row Arizona State has lost several impacting linebackers from its previous season heading into spring ball. While the losses of Beau Manutai and Derron Ware may not be as significant as when the Sun Devils were forced to replace Dale Robinson and Jamar Williams following the 2005 campaign, they are nonetheless noteworthy.

Mantai had a very solid season and finished second on the squad with 65 tackles. He was a key fixture at the MIKE (middle) position, particularly playing strong against the run, though he was also improved in coverage.


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