Here is a shout out to the two best Linebackers in the big 12, Klein and Knott, both being on ISU's team and preseaon First Team All-Big 12. I personally feel that these two don't get enough love and publicity and really deserve it. They are by far our best two players on our team and rarely even get discussed. I don't want to hear the excuse about that position not getting any love in general because I remember how much love Hodge and Greenway got back when they were with Iowa.
While I couldn't cheer on Knott at the Spring game due to his injuries, did anyone notice Klein out there? The dude was a mature stud commanding the defense around like he's 35 years old and everyone else is 20 years old. His play also reflected his maturity. Knott is the same way. It is nice to know that no matter what, we don't need to worry an ounce about that position because it is taken care of.
With talent and depth like this on defense, anything less than 3rd in the Big XII in PPG allowed is a disappointment and could lead to a sub-.500 record. Of course, the offense needs to be less of a liability, but I think the point still stands.
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