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Linebackers melding nicely

Veterans, high-profile freshmen LBs deriving inspiration from each other

Updated: September 5, 2012, 8:16 PM ET
By Gary Laney | GeauxTigerNation

BATON ROUGE, La. -- When one of LSU's star-studded crop of freshman linebackers made a play in the Tigers' season-opening win over North Texas, junior Lamin Barrow was the first to stand and cheer.

"Deion Jones came in for me and on the first play of his college career, he gets a tackle for a seven-yard loss," said Barrow, the junior linebacker for the Tigers. "I was amazed."

Amazed, yes. Threatened by an up-and-comer who could be after Barrow's position? Barrow need not feel that ...

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