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Marquel Dismuke's story at Nebraska runs contrary to the transfer culture in college athletics. After two seasons of backup duty, Dismuke came out of spring ball as a projected starter at safety alongside fellow junior Deontai Williams, and this summer Dismuke is determined to keep his spot. “It’s time to prove to the world what I can do.”
Secondary coach Travis Fisher hasn’t been shy that he expects a quartet of incoming freshmen — Javin Wright, Quinton Newsome, Myles Farmer and Noa Pola-Gates — to provide an immediate challenge for his veterans. The incumbents, though, aren’t just going to sit idly by.
Nebraska defensive backs coach Travis Fisher knows exactly what he wants from defenders and verbalizes it well. It's no wonder the Husker secondary seems stabilized for the 2019 season, and is perhaps the defense's strongest position group.
Nebraska's 11th practice of spring ball included about 30 minutes open to reporters on Wednesday morning. A few quick observations:
Marquel Dismuke has been tested. More specifically, his patience has been tested.
Travis Fisher admits now that he could have forced a bigger role on Deontai Williams in 2018.
It appears that Darrion Daniels and younger brother Damion Daniels could become a one-two punch in the middle of the Nebraska defense. “Damion Daniels and Darrion Daniels, those guys are alpha males," new Husker defensive line coach Tony Tuioti said. "That’s great to have. That’s one thing that we always try to find is a nose guard that’s a real war daddy."
Nebraska opens spring football Monday and is set for a five-week session before the Red-White Spring Game on April 13 at Memorial Stadium. In …
Time to level up. Parker Gabriel breaks down Saturday's matchup with Illinois.
Time to level up. Parker Gabriel breaks down Saturday's matchup.