July 25, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 14

Eastern searching to replace linebackers lost to graduation

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of previews for EWU’s 2013 football team.

You can never have enough linebackers.

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Ronnie Hamlin returns as linebacker in 2013 for EWU.

The Eastern Washington University football team used a lot of them in 2012, and now, must find a way to replace the productivity of six linebackers lost to graduation. Although only two of them were starters, the need for linebackers translates to special teams as well.

“On paper, we lost six linebackers,” Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin explained. “Some of those seniors were involved in special teams and didn’t play a ton at linebacker. But three or four of them played a lot of snaps at linebacker, so that’s another position where we have so...

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