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Nebraska football spring practice report: April 5

Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 05, 2018

Nebraska football wrapped up another session of spring football practice Thursday in the Hawks Championship Center. Huskers' defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke to the media following practice.

Chinander said the players' energy wasn't quite as high today as it had been for past practices, but that they'll look to get that revved back up for Saturday's practice. 

When asked about where the defense currently stands, Chinander said that their ahead of where he thought they would be.

"I don't think we're the defense I heard about, if that makes sense," Chinander said. "I think we're ahead of that curve a little bit. I think they're buying into the system, I think they're doing what we want them to do."

The new staff has made a point of going fast, and that includes tackling. Chinander said the Huskers struggled with tackling the first couple of days, but are starting to get the hang of it.

"We're not afraid to fail," Chinander said. "If we miss tackles we're going to miss them at 100 mph with proper leverage, bouncing that thing around and the rest of the dogs are gonna hunt."

Hear Chinander's press conference in its entirety here: