Butch Pau’u looking more like the 2016 version of himself

During the offseason, there were plenty of changes at BYU’s linebacker position.

First, Ed Lamb became the new linebackers coach after spending the previous two seasons as the safeties coach. Defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki, the former linebackers coach, is now coaching the defensive line.

The Cougars also lost outside linebacker Fred Warner, who was a third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers last spring. Warner led the team in tackles last season and was the heart and soul of the defense.

Then senior Zayne Anderson, a safety, and senior Sione Takitaki, a defensive lineman, were moved to the outside linebacker position. They are the projected starters along with senior Butch Pau’u, who will continue to patrol the middle linebacker spot.

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