Yeah, those dudes.
And no, of all the Generals and Nobles who were in Midland, those two were the only ones who aligned themselves with him and saw the changes he was going to make.
Beardy-dude was the one who asked Griffith if he had any ideas about storming that big castle thingy, and he supported nearly everything Griffith did. Neither of them ever said shit about him being a commoner, and actually defended him in front of other nobles.
Makes me wonder why they're back, though they have once more joined with Griffith.