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McFadden's Confidence Running High

McFadden's Confidence Running High

Confident after seeing playing time in the nickel package last season, junior weak-side linebacker Jae McFadden's confidence has grown even larger now that he's the starting linebacker on the first-team defense.

MADISON - When starting weak-side linebacker Jonathan Casillas went down with an ankle injury, the coaching staff, while concerned about the senior leader, knew that the first-team defense would hardly miss a beat. Junior Jae McFadden emerged as a solid linebacker in the nickel package last season, registering 13 tackles, including three in the 2008 Outback Bowl. Already getting a lot of...

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