September 6, 2006

Herring and Dede off to fast start at LB

While the linebacker position won't be back to full strength until Kevin Sears and Tray Blackmon return from suspension, the unit played pretty well in the opening game against Washington State led by seniors Will Herring and Karibi Dede.

"They made plays," said AU linebacker coach James Willis. "That game really fit their skill, a lot of coverage, a lot of one back sets. Those guys are pretty fast and they can move around.

"Whenever those two guys are on the field together, good things happen."

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