Barrett Ruud
Fixing Nebraska's Defense Starts with Improved Communication
3 mo ago by Greg Smith
No matter the opponent, one thing Nebraska's defense can do each week is communicate. Turning around a slide in Big Ten play requires it.
Padding the Stats: Evaluating the Four-Game Redshirt Rule
4 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
We’re a year and a half into the four-game redshirt era of college football and it seems like the topic is hotter than ever in Husker land.
Huskers Use Bye Week to Re-Establish Fundamental Foundation
4 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The bye week was all about correcting a slip in fundamentals for the Nebraska defense and the linebackers in particular.
After Champaign Setback, Huskers' Run Defense Has Something to Prove
5 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska fielded a dominant run defense through the first three weeks of the season, but Illinois exposed some cracks in week four. The Blackshirts are going to have to lock back in with one of the best running teams in the country in Ohio State coming to town.
Harmony for Nebraska's Front Seven Means Chaos for Opponents
5 mo ago by Derek Peterson
“I’m just glad [Darrion Daniels] came to Nebraska because he’s making my life real easy.” But it's not just Daniels. It's Nebraska's front seven that's creating harmony for the team and chaos for others.
Right Place, Right Time for Luke Reimer
5 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
True freshman walk-on inside linebacker Luke Reimer has a knack for being in the right place at the right time on the football field and he put that trait on full display against Colorado when he recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage during his Husker debut.
Mohamed Barry Serves as Confidence-Builder for Husker Defense
6 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska lost a lot of experience in the back seven from last year’s team, but the Huskers do return All-Big Ten linebacker Mohamed Barry in the middle and his presence should take some of the pressure off all the new starters around him in a defense striving for consistency.
Depth at Inside Linebacker a Work in Progress this Fall for Nebraska
6 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska assistant coach Barrett Ruud is confident in his top three at inside linebacker at this early stage in fall camp. He's looking for five options before the Huskers' first game.
Knowshon Moreno to Barrett Ruud: The Things that Motivate Mo Barry
7 mo ago by Derek Peterson
It means a lot for linebacker Mohamed Barry to be a leader. It motivates him, for both the younger players at Nebraska and for the kids that look up to him.
The 10 Most Intriguing Huskers of 2019: No. 5 Collin Miller
7 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Derek Peterson has a 10-man list of the most intriguing Huskers. Two new names a week, leading up to Big Ten Media Days in July. Collin Miller is next at No. 5.
Sights and Sounds from Huskers' First Friday Night Lights Camp of 2019
8 mo ago by Derek Peterson
The Huskers held their first Friday Night Lights camp of 2019 Friday night inside Memorial Stadium and Blaise Gunnerson stole the show.
Huskers May Be Thin at Inside Linebacker, but Joseph Johnson Is Ready
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska may be short on healthy bodies at inside linebacker, but walk-on Joseph Johnson appears poised to fill the gap until Barrett Ruud can get the rest of his room up to speed.
Mohamed Barry Growing Into Leadership Role for Huskers
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
As important as this spring is for continuing to learn the grow comfortable within the schemes, it is equally vital in the team's attempt to cultivate new leadership following the departure of every team captain from a season ago. One player ready to step into that void appears to be Mohamed Barry.
Little Experience, Plenty of Opportunity for NU at Inside Linebacker
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Five inside linebackers played significant snaps for the Huskers last season. Currently, two of them are healthy while one’s eligibility expired, one retired from football and the other is recovering from a torn ACL. That sets the stage for a big spring for the inside linebackers.
Mailbag: Huskers as Coaches, Nebrasketball's Future and More
1 yr ago by Hail Varsity Staff
The full Hail Varsity staff tackles questions about Nebraska basketball’s future, the “freshman vs. transfer” approach, and Huskers as future coaches.
Scoring the Huskers: Linebackers
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Last week, it was the offense. This week? The defense. Next up for the Blackshirts, we’re scoring the linebackers.
Mo Barry is Nebraska's Tackling Machine and its Heart and Soul on Defense
1 yr ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska linebacker Mohamed Barry set out at the start of the season to be "the guy" for the Huskers defense. Here near the end of the season he's made a compelling case.
End Is Near for Nebraska Seniors, but Huskers Staying Focused on MSU
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
As Nebraska's 19 seniors get set to take to the field at Memorial Stadium for the final time in their careers, the Huskers are focused on closing out the season strong as Michigan State and its struggling offense featuring a rotating quarterback situation comes to town.
Collin Miller, a Man of Many Positions, May Have Finally Found One
1 yr ago by Jacob Padilla
Collin Miller has been a man of many positions throughout his young career at Nebraska so far, but he might finally be settling into one position and could play a significant role for the Huskers in 2018 and beyond.
LB Commit Nick Henrich's Path to Nebraska Includes Madden NFL 2008
1 yr ago by Erin Sorensen
Before 4-star linebacker Nick Henrich was one of the top-rated players in Nebraska, he was playing as his future coach in Madden NFL 2008.
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