While Linebacker U. features three potential impressive starters once again, it is shallow when it comes to proven depth.
And now there seems to be a question about how quickly Dallastown redshirt sophomore Ben Kline is recovering from winter shoulder surgery.
He and Gary Wooten are the only scholarship linebackers on the roster behind projected starters Glenn Carson, Mike Hull and Nyeem Wartman.
“Ben Kline, you know, he’s in and out with shoulder issues, but I believe he’ll be okay,” coach Bill O’Brien said at media day. “We’ll monitor him in practice and sometimes he’ll practice, sometimes he won’t.”
A bit later, Kline declined to discuss anything related to his injury, passing off all questions to the coaching staff.
This season is expected to be Kline’s first as a significant contributor beyond special teams.
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