Improving The Secondary
Nebraska Hopes Experience Helps Their Defensive Backfield
Nebraska hopes experience on the back end will make a difference. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Lincoln, NE - Over the past three years the Huskers have produced some of the best pass defense numbers in the country. They have ranked in the top 20 against the pass during each of those seasons. And only one time during that stretch did they allow their opponent to throw for more touchdowns than interceptions.
During that period of domination they sent several secondary players to the NFL. Prince Amukamara, Alfonzo Dennard, Dejon Gomes, and Eric Haag all found their way to the next level, but now all of those players are gone. And the Huskers are left looking for answers.
If Nebraska is to maintain their high level of secondary play they will have to rely on somewhat unfamiliar names. Guys like Daimion Stafford and P.J. Smith will have to help lead a young group of cornerbacks. Names like Charles Jackson, Mohammed Seisay, and Andrew Green will need to blossom into very good cover corners. Husker secondary coach Terry Joseph can already see the start of a good defensive backfield, and he believes Green is the key to making it come together.