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Nebraska football fall camp report: Chinander updates defensive progress, injuries etc.

Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 13:26:44-04

The Huskers practiced for just over two hours outside in helmets and shoulder pads this morning for the fourth installment of fall camp. 

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander spoke after practice about how leadership and competition throughout the defense has led to a better product on the field.

"There's a lot of new pieces, the older guys must have done a great job of teaching the younger guys and the young guys have put some work in because they are playing at a high level right now. With the young guys and the new guys we've added playing at a high level, the competition has increased everywhere," Chinander said. "It's been really good for the entire defense to be honest with you. We look like a completely different unit on both sides I think than the spring."

Chinander also noted that senior safety Aaron Williams is returning to the practice field. 

"I think Aaron has done a nice job,” Chinander said. “Right now we've been watching him obviously, taking some hits off of him because he's coming back and all those kind of things. He's done a nice job running around out there. He's a very smart football player. System aside he's just very football savvy. He can guide those young safeties and help them out but that's a great asset to have in that room."

The Huskers will take the day off Tuesday and return to the practice field Wednesday. To hear more from Chinander, watch the video below: