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17 for '17: Get to know Scott Booker

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 18:25:35-04

We continue our 17 Husker storylines to know for the 2017 season with the introduction of Nebraska's newest assistant coach, Scott Booker.

About two and a half weeks ago, Nebraska announced that Bob Elliott would be stepping down as safeties coach due to personal reasons.  But Mike Riley didn't have to go far to find Elliott's replacement.

"We were so thankful Scott Booker was here," Riley said. "It was like we had him as a consultant that ended up being a long term interview."

Booker had been working with Nebraska as a special teams consultant all spring long. Now, with the change in the coaching staff, Booker will take over as an assistant coach working with both the safeties and special teams.

"Getting to know Scott, watching him do his work, watching him work with our coaches, preparing our coaches as a consultant," Riley said. "It was a no brainer for me."

Booker has 14 years of coaching experience at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, and most recently worked as an assistant at Notre Dame from 2010-16.

And make sure to stay up to date with our countdown of the 17 biggest Nebraska storylines to know for the 2017 season online at omahasportsinsider.com and on air with KMTV 3 News Now.