Chinander Likes How Defense Responds

The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for just over two hours yesterday.  Afterwards, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander met with the media and talked a lot about the full team scrimmage held last Sunday. 

He said in the first series, the Huskers offense “punched us in the mouth and had some big plays.” But after that, the defense played some good football. 

“Would I like to just go and shut the whole thing down every series?,” Chinander asked rhetorically. “Absolutely, but then I’ve got a whole new bag of problems because then it’s feeling good and trying to reel them back in.  I liked how it went because we got knocked down right away and we came back and did our job, so there’s a little bit of butt-chewing I can do.”   

Nebraska kicks off its season two weeks from Saturday with a home game against South Alabama.