April 23, 2006

Spring review: Battle rages on at end

The Tigers have plenty of depth at defensive end. The position also features what will likely be the most closely contested battle for a starting spot anywhere on the roster this August.

The Starters: We know one is going to be Brian Smith. The senior-to-be made the leap last year from a pass-rushing phenom to an every-down star.

On the other side, the starting spot may change every day. Stryker Sulak and Xzavie Jackson will both play plenty. Who gets the start won't matter for much more than pride. It will simply be a matter of who has a better week.

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