Nebraska Cornhuskers News: The ‘Jack’ position, more

Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Chief Borders (14) walks on the field (Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun)
Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Chief Borders (14) walks on the field (Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are going to have a new position for their defense in 2023, and it seems like it’s going to be quite interesting to watch evolve.

During the Nebraska football team’s second press conference, MJ Sherman explained what the “Jack” position is going to be in Tony White’s defense.

“To be honest, we’ve all kind of got the same jobs,” Sherman said. “It’s just that I tend to rush off the edge a little bit more.”  Chief Borders, Jimari Butler, and Maverick Noonan are also slated for the same kind of Jack position. It appears the position is an edge rusher more than other linebackers with the team.

Eric Fields as Rover

Linebacker Eric Fields isn’t talked about all that often when it comes to freshmen who could be big contributors in the 2023 season. However, it looks like he’s starting to step up. However, he’s not winning playing time at linebacker but is being tried out at Rover quite a bit so far in the first couple of practices.

Nebraska Cornhuskers playing fast

There has been lots to talk about Tony White’s defense being more aggressive. On Tuesday, White talked about making it clear that at this point in fall camp, he wants his players to play fast and more aggressive. Even if it means they aren’t in the right spot all the time. He wants an attacking approach rather than overthinking things.

"“We had an incident where a guy was being too correct versus playing fast. I yelled at him because — hey, dude — I’m not worried about that right now. I just want them to let loose and go and play with — I’m going to keep saying this — Husker speed. That’s the way we’re going to play here. Husker speed. Full-go. Full-tilt. I’m not worried about making a mistake. I’m going to play my butt off.”"

Nebraska Cornhuskers win exhibition opener

The Nebraska basketball team kicked off their exhibition schedule on Monday with an 89-84 win over Spain. While the win was closer than most Husker fans might have liked, there were a couple of performances that stood out.

Freshman Brice Williams scored a game-high 28 points to lead five Nebraska Cornhuskers players in double figures. C.J. Wilcher added 18 points and 10 rebounds for a shorthanded Nebraska basketball team.