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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 31 which is what they were used to. So that group had to learn how to slow down, and it's also challenged many of them in terms of their coverage abilities. Danny Ezechukwu, for one, said one of his weaknesses was playing in space. This defense has forced him to address that quickly — and with the very-real scenario that only one or two linebackers will be on the field at one time, picking up the new defense was incredibly important this spring. "Either you're going to show up and do it or next man up," Ezechuk- wu said. At least Purdue has a bevy of options in the linebacker room if someone doesn't "show up." Up front? Not so much. Though Hazell said he "loves" projected starters Jake Replogle, Evan Panfil and Eddy Wilson, there isn't much proven depth. Newcom- er Austin Larkin appears to have supplanted Gelen Robinson at one starting end spot, but, other than Robinson, the second-team line is anyone's guess. At points during the spring, walk- ons were with the No. 2 unit on the interior. Only potential end backups Antoine Miles and Shayne Henley have any real game experience. "You need (to find) some serious depth on the inside. Some bodies," Hazell said after the spring. TIME RUNNING OUT One reason for Purdue's lack of

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