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Huskers look to fix slow starts on defense

Posted: 10:12 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-26 03:12:24Z

Slow starts are hurting the Huskers in 2018. Nebraska's given up 37 points in the first quarter this season. 

While the week starts with strong practices, by the end of the week the team says the intensity drops off and this carries on through the opening quarter of competition. 

"During the week we start off hot then as the week goes on we kind of the last few weeks been dying down a little bit," said sophomore cornerback Dicaprio Bootle.

"We need to prepare," said junior cornerback Lamar Jackson. "At the end of the day this game is a battle of individual matchups and each person needs to find it within themselves to do a little more."

Mick Stoltenberg walked past the media in crutches following Tuesday's practice. Maurice Wwashington was at practice but wasn't in pads and Jojo Domann also sat out of practice. 

With Stoltenberg hurting defenisve line coach Mike Dawson says Carlos Davis will get more reps at nose tackle. 

Fans should also expect more personnel changes on special teams. Nebraska's already changed long snappers with Chase Urbach replacing Jordan Ober as the starter in the team's loss at Michigan.