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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Inside Linebacker Preview

BYU linebacker Jackson Kaufusi (47) tackles McNeese State quarterback Cody Orgeron, left, in the second half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PROVO, Utah – The countdown to BYU football fall camp rolls on with the Cougar Tracks podcast.

Every day on the podcast a different position is sized up as the Cougars prepare for the 2019 football season.

The next position preview we’re looking at is the inside linebackers.  This is a position group that didn’t establish a clear-cut starter coming out of spring practices this past March.  Who will emerge during fall camp?

Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(6:51):  Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp:  Inside Linebackers preview

(8:15): Trying to replace Sione Takitaki.  Takitaki had 78 tackles last season at mike linebacker.

(10:22):  BYU’s great history with inside linebackers.  Could anyone emerge like a Cameron Jensen, Kelly Poppinga, Uani Unga, Brandon Ogletree, or a Sione Takitaki?

(11:15):  Inside Linebacker is a position of concern heading into fall camp.

(12:12):  The players looking to replace Sione Takitaki at Inside Linebacker.

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(12:34):  Max Tooley moves from boundary linebacker to the inside.

(14:11):  Ideal situation with the linebackers in 2019 if three guys are out there.

(16:57): Solofa Funa & Alex Miskela are two new faces that will be players to track in fall camp.

(20:57):  James Giles is a preferred walk-on to keep an eye on.  He’s the son of former BYU player, Scott Giles.

(23:00): Interview with former BYU Basketball head coach Dave Rose.

Listen to the entire episode and preview of the inside linebacker position on the Cougar Tracks podcast below.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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