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It’s not terribly fair to include Sean Fisher on this list, because it was painfully clear that Fisher never completely recovered from the injury that robbed him of his 2010 season. But, unfortunately, even when he was put out as a starting linebacker at the start of 2011, it became quickly apparent that Fisher wasn’t the same player he was before his injury. And, as became a common theme for the Nebraska defense, the NU coaches were in a position of needing to fill position holes at linebacker.
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