Also, Rippy has moved form outside linebacker (Sam) to our Mike inside linebacker spot. http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3843&SPID=255&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=204908968 Rippy, a sophomore, is playing behind senior Michael Sipili, who shared time last season with graduated Marcus Burton. Mahnke, a junior, is backing up sophomore Jon Major, who was behind departed Jeff Smart and Shaun Mohler in 2009. Rippy is a chiseled 6-foot-1, 240-pounder who, with seasoning, probably could play any of the linebacker positions. "At the end of the day, it's all the same - learning, taking it all in and doing what they're telling you," said Rippy, who manned an inside spot in high school (Trotwood, Ohio, Madison). The 6-1 Mahnke concedes, "I kind of consider myself a slow DB, so I guess I'd consider myself a fast linebacker. The only problem physically would be weight-wise. I'm 205 and by far the lightest linebacker." ******************** Bunch of quotes from Cabral in the article, too, since he's coaching them now. This really looks like the right move for the team this year and for our numbers / class balance at OLB, ILB and Safety.