The Nebraska Cornhusker football crew started the final week of spring workouts on Tuesday with get-together #13 at Memorial Stadium.
The Huskers focused the talk after practice, like every Tuesday workout, on the defensive side of the ball. That means DC Bob Diaco was on the microphone today, and he kinda went all over the place.
Bob Diaco drops a reference to the Broadway musical Cats today after practice. Wasn’t expecting that.— Michael Bruntz (@michaelbruntz) April 11, 2017
Bob Diaco, when asked if the spring game was an audition for his defense.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) April 11, 2017
Was he a copy editor in a former life? pic.twitter.com/pJR1KXcwHg
As far as actual football is concerned, it doesn’t seem like Diaco is going to spill many beans on this coming Saturday besides the basics.
Diaco: "If you're intersted in filming the spring game to figure out what we're going to do on defense you're going to waste a lot of film."— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) April 11, 2017
If you’re looking for guys that Diaco himself notices stands out during today’s workout, check this out.
That is some great news about Aaron Williams, a kid who has all the mental makeup you want for safety yet seems to lack something physically. As far as Weber, the Omaha senior LB, he’s looking to make a difference this year like his sophomore year, when he tallied 49 total tackles.
Diaco also sounds like he’s not going to be too nervous come Saturday afternoon.
Bob Diaco expects no nerves Saturday for #Huskers spring game, or to be any more fired up. "I’m honored and excited *every* day to be here"— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) April 11, 2017
Not hard to tell that Bob Diaco likes #Huskers NT Mick Stoltenberg a bunch, both tangibles and intangibles. Junior developing as leader, too— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) April 12, 2017
It’ll be interesting to see how guys like Stoltenberg and Carlos Davis handle the 0-1 technique on Saturday. Granted, you’ll be watching the back 7 probably more than anything, but if Nebraska’s D is basic and causing issues on the OL, that’ll be noted. Probably more for the OL “concerns” everyone seems to be having, but sure.
Speaking of the back 7, nickel back could have an answer.
Eric Lee played some nickel Saturday, and Bob Diaco said #Huskers trying to find a role for CB, "and see if he can rise to the occasion"— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) April 12, 2017
With the talent that Lee was pumped up to have, he needs to get on the field in his third upcoming season in Lincoln. Since Josh Kalu seems to be entrenched at safety, Lee could be the backup to Chris Jones as well.
Thursday afternoon will mark the final regular practice for Nebraska, as they ramp up to the Red/White Scrimmage on Saturday afternoon to close out the spring period. The game will be broadcast live on BTN2go and later in the day on the Big Ten Network, as well as a replay on Easter Sunday on NET Nebraska.