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Spring Preview – The Defense Part II

LB Marquis Cooper (Photo: K. Grinolds)

Washington loses two senior leaders in Jafar Williams and Ben Mahdavi in the linebacking corps. However, there is reason to believe that this group could be improved with the youth stepping into the roles of outside linebacker and inside "MIK" backer.

Marquis Cooper (6-4 205 senior) is rapidly proving to be the tackling machine on this team. Cooper lost out on the starting job before the opener at Michigan, but saw the field on the third defensive play of that game (after the second went 67 yards for a touchdown). He has rarely stepped foot off of the field since, except for injury. In 13 games last year, Coop totaled 100 tackles, 13 behind...

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