The Washington Huskies are currently looking at making a move to a 4-2-5/4-4 hybrid type of scheme. Coach Wick36 noted a few reasons they might go with this type of defense: They want to keep a 4 man front to capitalize on good pass rushing DEs. The Huskies already have several of the Hybrid OLB/SS type of guys on the roster. They don't have the elite pass rushing skills that the guys in real life would have (those players don't exist in the game ), but they've got some decent run stopping skills. Shaq Thompson and Darryl Jordan would likely start in those spots, but incoming Freshman Brandon Little would likely compete for a spot. Having a guy outside would help out with stopping read option offenses, which have been gaining traction. Washington has had some difficulty signing their ideal LB group. At LSU, Wick36 tried to keep the trifecta of an elite coverage guy, a do everything MLB, and a third linebacker who wasn't a liability in coverage, but his main goal was to fuck people up. It would help keep the corners off of the field. Washington will be pretty weak at corner next year. Wick36 inherited a team with several upperclassmen CBs and not much young talent. A few lost recruiting battles last year really set things back. The incoming CB this class is pretty big, but they'll need a little time to develop.