Mississippi State defensive line coach David Turner talks about his current players, what he looks…
One-on-one With MSU DC Ellis Johnson
Talk about your position players. "When you talk about the linebackers you obviously have to mention the loss of Quinton Culberson. He was so productive that that will be a huge hole for us to fill. Because of that, we moved some kids from position to position. "One thing that was a positive during the spring was that we had six scholarship linebackers that were all capable of being good football players in the SEC. And that was due to the fact that we had Dominic Douglas, a junior college transfer, at the beginning of the spring and five returning kids who have played some. "Gabe (O'Neal) has held down the SAM linebacker spot for two and a half years. He had a good, solid spring. The most positive thing about his spring is he stayed healthy. He's had some injuries, but he stayed healthy this spring. I was able to take some reps from him and give them to Dominic because he needed them due to being a new player. At the end of the spring, we came away with two guys that were competing...
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