Nebraska outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt says he hears from NFL teams every day inquiring about Husker senior outside linebacker Alex Davis because of his impressive size and athleticism. Playing in the same system in back-to-back seasons for the first time at NU, Davis may be on the verge of a breakout season.
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Nebraska freshman inside linebacker Nick Henrich is unlikely to participate during preseason camp, according to his position coach, but is still expected to play — perhaps extensively — this fall.
Nebraska is off Monday, so there’s plenty of time to hop on the Harley and take a good, long drive.
Nebraska sophomore OLB Caleb Tannor says the size of Big Ten tackles didn't surprise him last season. After all, he practiced every day against NU's tackles. However, he did notice the strength of Big Ten linemen. "Duval's giving me Big Ten strength now," said Tannor, referring to head strength coach Zach Duval. Perhaps added strength will lead to a breakout season.
Nebraska outside linebacker coach Jovan Dewitt lost 102 pounds while battling throat cancer earlier this year, but he's back on the practice field for the Huskers and feeling "95 percent," he told reporters Monday.
Perhaps no Nebraska positions feature as much as much range in potential outcomes as summer winds down than inside and outside linebackers.
Let's hop in the car and deliver some leftover deep dish from Big Ten Media Days in Chicago last week.
Junior OLB JoJo Domann played in NU's final seven games last season, starting two and becoming one of its relied-upon playmakers. The biggest he made: A sack and forced fumble on Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Can he give the Blackshirts a boost this year?
Just before Nebraska began its walk from the locker room under North Stadium toward the field early Saturday afternoon, a minute-long montage of NU players and coaches extolling the strength of the state’s response in the wake of historic flooding over recent weeks played.