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Nebraska's defensive depth chart taking shape

Posted: 10:47 PM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 03:47:06Z

The Nebraska cornerback unit had a rough 2017. The group allowed on average 221 yards through the air per game and the unit didn't pick off a single pass all season. 

Trying to revitalize the group is new defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. He says depth at the position has grown immensely since spring. 

"I have six or seven guys to be honest with you, six or seven guys," Fisher said about the depth at corner in fall camp. "That's the way I want it. When you talked to me in the spring I had one guy, maybe one or two guys. Now I have six, seven guys."

The cornerback room got smaller by one Tuesday morning. A Nebraska athletics spokesperson announced cornerback Will Jackson is no longer with the program.

The JUCO transfer joined the Huskers this summer after previously attending Kentucky, Iowa Western and Mesa (Ariz.) Community College. Jackson reportedly left due to his spot on the depth chart.

Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander recently said the depth chart is mostly set as the Huskers are two weeks out from the team's first game against Akron.

"I think we have it figured out who the one's and two's are." Chinander said. "I think there are still a few position battles that will probably go down to the wire and if we had to name a depth-chart today we could but when coach tells us to release it we will but we know who the one's and two's are right now at every position."