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Nebraska Football

On Nebraska's Secondary and Dicaprio Bootle at Safety

November 20, 2019

We don’t talk enough about what the loss of Deontai Williams did to the defensive back room. 

One ripple: Nebraska has, at safety this season, relied on guys like Eric Lee Jr. (a converted corner), Eli Sullivan (a walk-on), Cam Taylor-Britt (a converted quarterback who learned corner his first season then safety his next) and now its best cover-corner in Dicaprio Bootle. All the while, Marquel Dismuke is the other safety trying to settle in as a first-time regular starter.

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