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Sean Fisher starting "Buck" linebacker?
Senior linebacker Sean Fisher has been effective when he is healthy, but he hasn't been that in quite a while. He missed all of the 2010 season with a broken leg and the effects of the injury really slowed him down last season. But as we begin fall camp, he looks good enough to be starter once the season begins.
He made a big jump from fall to spring, a huge jump there. It was almost what I have been told the old Sean Fisher. Being able to play in space, change direction, and make open field tackles. Said Nebraska linebackers coach Ross Els. He didn't miss a beat this summer and is starting to get comfortable with it. We are real excited with where he is. (Via Josh Harvey of Scout.com)
Jamal Turner still wants to play QB
Turner was a quarterback in high school, but has transformed into a playmaker at the wide receiver position. He finished his freshman year with 15 receptions for 243 yards and looks to be an even bigger factor his sophomore season. Still, he gets that itch to play his more comfortable position.
I still want to do it so bad. Turner told reporters. You don't understand. I watch the quarterbacks. I don't even watch my position sometimes -- I'm watching the quarterbacks, thinking, 'All right, get your read, throw it here, throw it there ... I do miss it, I can't lie. (Via Josh Harvey of Scout.com)
Top 10 defense
Nebraska returns seven starters from a defense that was ranked seventh in the Big Ten and 37th in the country last season. With so many starters returning, defensive end Jason Ankrah has some bold predictions for this unit.
"I feel like our defense is going to be top 10 in the nation, just because of the depth. Our younger guys are stepping up from D-Line to the secondary. We know the ins and outs of the defensive plays." (Via omaha.com)