Carter impressing: Red-shirt freshman linebacker Reggie Carter has impressed the coaches lately with his play and will run with the first team at weak-side linebacker
in the scrimmage.
Clay started the first two games at weak-side linebacker
, with senior Dewitt Stuckey at the middle linebacker spot.
After redshirting in 2004, Mayo played weak-side linebacker
for the Vols in 2005 and 2006.
He's locked up the weak-side linebacker
position, although he played defensive end most of last season.
With Alonso in the starting lineup, Dewitt Stuckey moved to Clay's weak-side linebacker
position after starting the first two games at middle linebacker.
Daryl Smith, in his fourth year, moved to the middle when Peterson went down and rookie Justin Durant took over at weak-side linebacker
Stevens, who projects to play weak-side linebacker
in college, is being recruited by several major Division I programs including Fresno State, Washington and Oregon, all of which have invited him for official visits.
As a sophomore in 2010, Clay was the primary backup to middle linebacker Casey Matthews and weak-side linebacker
Spencer Paysinger, and upon their graduation Clay was described by UO coaches as the Ducks' defensive MVP this spring.
We were really anxious to get the pads back on Monday and get to work," weak-side linebacker
Michael Clay said.
Bonaventure High of Ventura product, would make his first career start at weak-side linebacker
In addition, junior Michael Clay - the presumptive starting weak-side linebacker
following the graduation of Spencer Paysinger - has experience at middle linebacker, having backed up both Paysinger and Matthews in 2010.
He started last season at strong-side linebacker, but could also fit at defensive end or weak-side linebacker