August 30, 2006

Tulsa LB Breakdown

The linebacking corps at the University of Tulsa has improved each season under Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe. The group of starters is one of the best in Conference USA, but with one recovering from injury, fall camp has allowed other players to step up and shine. First-year defensive coordinator Keith Patterson, who previously coached linebackers, is enjoying the depth he has at his disposal.

Highly-decorated senior Nick Bunting (6-1, 230) returns at one outside spot, while junior Nelson Coleman (6-2, 235) returns in the middle after leading the team with 117 tackles last season. The other outside spot would have been manned by junior Chris Chamberlain (6-2, 225), but he is still recovering from a spring injury.

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