April 7, 2008
Pat Lazear multi-LB and more
MORGANTOWN-Pat Lazear took his first reps Monday at middle linebacker after playing on the strong side through the 2007 Fiesta Bowl season and the first half of spring football.
"This was the first day we could look at Pat in there because he has learned enough at SAM to move into MIKE. I would say Pat's knowledge of what he's supposed to do has climbed considerably since this time last year and last season," said defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jeff Casteel.
Lazear was an All-Met middle linebacker at Bethesda (Md.) Walt Whitman but saw mainly special teams duties during the 11-2 season. With the departure of Marc Magro and the expulsion of John Holmes, Mortty Ivy has moved into the SAM for his second starting season with Lazear and Archie Sims behind him. J.T. Thomas is running at the will.
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