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Josh Shirley ready to "step up" in place of Hau'oli Jamora

Here's my story in today's paper about Josh Shirley (video of Shirley above) assuming the  "Leo" defensive position in place of an injured Hau'oli Jamora. Obviously it won't be just Shirley's job. We will see Talia Crichton there. Everrette Thompson will play there, particularly in run-first situations.The Huskies will also use Andrew Hudson (video below), Danny Shelton and Lawrence Lagafuaina more.

Will the rotation be able to offset Jamora's presence as a pass rusher? Probably not. But these guys will get some much needed experience and make the position better later in the season and for years to come.