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|Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy believes he'll have a talented group of linebackers next season.|
Gundy called this group of linebackers “the best group…that we've had here that I can remember, as a player or coach.”
All three starters -- senior Alex Elkins (90 tackles) and juniors Shaun Lewis (61 tackles) and Caleb Lavey (74 tackles) -- return, as does key reserve Joe Mitchell. Redshirt freshman Ryan Simmons and sophomore Nico Ornelas are two young players the coaching staff has high hopes for.
“We have more players who can run fast and have natural savvy to make a play,” Gundy said. “I see a very competitive position with a number of guys that can make plays. Some of them are experienced. Some of them aren't.”