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Nebraska Football Practice Report: April 5

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Defensive Assistants Discuss the Progress Thus Far

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The Nebraska football team completed its sixth practice today, and several assistant coaches were on hand to speak with reporters afterwards. Here are a few choice tidbits:

Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke on several topics. Overall, he likes his group. Which is good, because he’s stuck with them.

He described the Scott Frost Tackling Philosophy:

Chinander started by discussing the defensive backs. So far he is fairly complimentary, but states there’s room for improvement regarding technique, specifically with the hands. Name suprise here was walk-on Ethan Cox:

The linebacking squad is starting to show a little granulation.

Coach Ruud wants the physicality of the Cornhusker defense to be it’s calling card.

Injuries have provided the opportunity to shuffle the defensive line around to all the positions up front.

Defensive line coach Mike Dawson is only interested in playing Big Boy Football:

Jovan Dewitt is always an interesting interview. I like how he gets a bit deeper than coach speak with his responses.

The all-important name drops:

The football team received a visit from one of the most talented coaches in any sport today as well.

On hand to view today’s practice were four star recruits Chris Hickman of Omaha Burke and Brayden Liebrock, a multisport athlete from Arizona.

Also, today is JUCO WR Mike Williams’ 20th birthday! Happy Birthday Mike!