Gophers lBs at a glance

•The Gophers use a three-linebacker scheme and senior Aaron Hill is the lone returning starter. He'll hold down one outside spot.

•The battle at middle linebacker is between junior college transfer Damien Wilson and redshirt freshman Jack Lynn.

•Senior James Manuel could hold down one outside spot, but junior college transfer De'Vondre Campbell is one to watch at 6-5, 225 pounds.

JOE CHRISTENSEN