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Nebraska's Secondary Continues To Improve

By Garrett Gordon. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

Lincoln, NE - Not even a full two weeks into fall camp and the Huskers are already down two projected starters in the secondary.  This only increases the level of difficulty in replacing graduated players like Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans.

However, the young replacements have hit the ground running.  Byerson Cockrell, Nathan Gerry, and Kieron Williams have show more than flashes in practice.  They have looked like players capable of filling in and playing big minutes.

Senior cornerback Josh Mitchell likes their growth, and he believes they still have plenty of room to become even better.  Mitchell said, "They're looking good.  They're getting more comfortable.  That's the most important thing.  They just have to get comfortable out here and not be so nervous.  They have to learn to trust the guys that are playing next to them.  And, I think they're figuring that out.  We're talking to them and letting them know we're going to have their back.  They just need to do their assignment and it's all going to work out."

-Garrett Gordon

ggordon@action3news.com