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Coach Speak: David Whitmore

Huskers get great player, great person

Coach Ronnie Thompson has been on the Port Arthur (Texas) Memorial sidelines for a long time. David Whitmore, to him, has "it". Whatever "it" is, he can't explain. It's kind of like what Eric Metcalf had when he was playing for Coach Thompson years ago. Coach Thompson had a lot to say about David, how things are these days for teenagers and how well Nebraska recruited David.

The chance to coach David Whitmore has had its perks for Coach Ronnie Thompson. It's also shown an evolution of offenses from year to year as they chose to pick on the junior one year won't go after the senior the next year. "It was very, very rewarding to coach, David," Head Coach Ronnie Thompson said. "Last year, everyone threw towards David who was a junior who was opposite a senior. The...

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