THIS is not good news for the Beavers. The LB's in Mark Bankers offense are critical. I don't believe Pa'aluhi was an All-American, but his loss will hurt.
OSU is coming into spring practice with a bunch of inexperienced kids playing LB.
Linebackers call plays, stuff holes, and cover RB's and TE's. They have to be ballers.
As far as I can tell the Beav's don't have a stud waiting in the wings in the linebacking core.
Here is a video of the 2002 OSU team which had a bunch of pro players beating the Ducks into submission...gotta luv it!