Red report: Green to miss spring after surgery

2013-03-02T20:42:00Z 2013-04-03T21:42:58Z Red report: Green to miss spring after surgeryBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Nebraska is loaded with guys competing at cornerback, but one veteran who won't be involved this spring is Andrew Green.

The senior from San Antonio is coming off surgery — coach Bo Pelini did not specify what kind — and will be out for the remainder of spring.

Green is one of the few defenders returning with starting experience. In Saturday's first spring practice, Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Josh Mitchell ran with the first team at corner, with Ciante Evans at nickel.

The battle for those cornerback jobs is considered wide-open with at least seven candidates.

* SANTOS IN THE MIDDLE: Sophomore David Santos got a chance to be the quarterback of the defense Saturday, working as the MIKE linebacker with the first team. Zaire Anderson (WILL) and Thomas Brown (BUCK) also got a crack with the top group.

Santos made some plays, but at one point got a pep talk from the veteran Evans to be louder in his calls.

"I had to get on him today because he made a check and said it so low that me and Josh on the other side couldn't hear him," Evans said.

* NUMBER SWITCH: Anderson has switched from No. 8 to No. 13. There is still a No. 8 on defense, though. It now belongs to freshman safety D.J. Singleton.

* NEW FACES: Sam Hahn, an offensive lineman transfer from North Dakota State, was among the newbies to the Husker roster. A redshirt freshman, the 6-foot-6, 296-pound Hahn played his high school ball at Tri County High School.

Also now on the roster is Dennis Stille. The walk-on from Ashland is listed as a defensive lineman but was working as a tight end Saturday.

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. You can follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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