Spring position preview: Linebackers 

February, 9, 2012
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Texas linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Keenan Robinson were first and second in tackles, respectively last season.

Now they are both gone.

Steve Edmond
Cooper Neill/Icon SMI Steve Edmond will have the inside track to land a starting linebacker spot in 2012.
And they took not just their athleticism and leadership with them, but also the knowledge about the inner-workings and intricacies of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz's defense. It took both of those seniors several games to understand where they needed to be on the field, how they needed to position the defensive line as well as defensive backs and which of the 180 blitz packages to execute.
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