April 17, 2007

Post-Spring analysis: Linebackers

Over the course of his first two years as part of the Mississippi State football program, junior linebacker Jamar Chaney has played an integral part in the Bulldogs' fortunes on defense. A starter in 11 of the Bulldogs' 12 games a year ago at the weak-side linebacker, Chaney has seen action in all 23 games played during his MSU career.

Following the graduation of last year's team-leader in tackles, Quinton Culberson, Chaney's role with the team will be more of the same.

He will play.

A lot.

Chaney has added to his frame this offseason and exited spring drills as the Bulldogs' starter at middle linebacker despite missing a portion of camp early with hamstring tightness. According to defensive coordinator [DB]Ellis Johnson[/DB], Chaney appears primed to take over as the captain of the Bulldogs defense.

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