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Nebraska's Defense Working to Manufacture Depth
3 mo ago by Derek Peterson
"Position-less" is the buzzword when it comes to defense these days. At Nebraska, it's more of a necessity than strategy this spring.
Hot Reads: The Pass Breakup Guy
3 mo ago by Brandon Vogel
Nebraska cornerback Dicaprio Bootle led the Big Ten in pass breakups in 2018, which is a good news-bad news designation.
A Different Group of DBs for Nebraska, and the Promise that Brings
4 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska’s defensive backs have been different since Nebraska's loss to Northwestern. And the group now brings a lot of promise for the Huskers.
Dicaprio Bootle, Mo Barry Named to Third Team All-Big Ten
7 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska didn't have a player on any all-defensive team in 2017 for the first time since joining the Big Ten. Corner Dicaprio Bootle, linebacker Mo Barry and a few others made sure that didn't become a trend.
Three-and-Out: Iowa 31, Nebraska 28
7 mo ago by Hail Varsity Staff
Hail Varsity staffers Derek Peterson, Erin Sorensen and Greg Smith offer some final takeaways from Nebraska's loss to Iowa.
Iowa's Game Plan Paid off, but Nebraska Doesn't Expect It to in Future
7 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Iowa played the odds and forced Nebraska's defense to make some winning plays. That move paid off for the Hawkeyes this time around, but the Blackshirts feel confident that won't be the case moving forward.
They Said It: What the Huskers Are Thankful for This Year
7 mo ago by Hail Varsity Staff
As friends and families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Huskers are preparing for their matchup with Iowa on Friday. That doesn't mean Nebraska’s coaches and players haven't had a little time to reflect on what they are thankful for most this year.
Dicaprio Bootle, Chris Jones and the 'Twitter War' for Interceptions
8 mo ago by Erin Sorensen
Nebraska DB Dicaprio Bootle is second nationally in PBUs, but has yet to record an interception in 2018. That prompted a "friendly" Twitter war with former Huskers DB Chris Jones.
Pass Coverage Not Perfect for Nebraska, but Technique is Improving
8 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska's pass coverage is far from where it needs to be, but defensive backs coach Travis Fisher has seen plenty of improvement in his position group's technique.
Hard Work Pays off for Newest Nebraska Blackshirts
8 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Cornerback Lamar Jackson and safety Tre Neal joined the ranks of the Blackshirts on Tuesday.
Huskers Have a Balancing Act During Bethune-Cookman Week
8 mo ago by Derek Peterson
This week was scheduled as Nebraska's bye week offering a much-needed break and time to recruit. Instead the Huskers are balancing those concerns while working on game prep.
Nebraska Beats Minnesota 53-28 for First Win of 2018
9 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Scott Frost has his first win as Nebraska's head coach as the Huskers hammered Minnesota 53-28.
Padding the Stats: Defensive Woes Nebraska Can and Can't Fix Right Now
9 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Nebraska has multiple problems on defense so far this season. Some of those may be correctable over the second half of the year, writes Jacob Padilla, and some may not.
Peek Behind the Walls, Frost Says, See How Far the Huskers Have Come
9 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska may be 0-6, but Scott Frost continues to see improvement from his players in practice. Now the goal is simply to turn that into a much-needed win.
Nebraska Can't Really Believe Its Record, and Neither Can Opponents
9 mo ago by Erin Sorensen
Nebraska feels like a team that's so close, and yet the record remains 0-6. It's a little hard to believe for the Huskers, but they're not alone. Their opponents can't believe it either.
Cornerback Rotation a Thing to Watch Moving Forward for Nebraska
9 mo ago by Derek Peterson
Nebraska did something against Wisconsin it hadn’t done all year. It rotated its corners.
Dicaprio Bootle Setting an Example in Nebraska's Secondary
10 mo ago by Greg Smith
Nebraska cornerback Dicaprio Bootle was the only member of the secondary to receive a Blackshirt this week. Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher explains why.
Padding the Stats: 2018 Twitter Handle Power Rankings
10 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
On the eve of the 2018 Nebraska season, Jacob Padilla is back with his second annual Huskers Twitter handle power rankings.
A 'Good Group of Nickels' Makes for an Intense Position Battle
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
There's been plenty of talk about who will man the corners for Nebraska in 2018, but the Huskers have plenty of options, and a fierce position battle, at nickel as well.
Nebraska Position Previews By the Numbers: Defensive Backs
11 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Hail Varsity’s numbers-driven preview series turns its focus to the defensive side of the ball for the final team with a breakdown of the secondary.
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