Right now it appears that sophomore David Santos has the edge over Josh Banderas in terms of who will be starting at middle linebacker this week against Illinois. Husker defensive coordinator John Papuchis talks about the growth of Santos. Papuchis is looking for a leader to step up on defense, and it has to come from that middle linebacker position. John says its not that Santos and Banderas are shying away from the role, but they first need to be comfortable with their own defensive roles.
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