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Back in Black

There aren't many traditions at Nebraska that are better known than the Blackshirts. The Blackshirt Defense has led Nebraska to conference and national titles. Lately though, the Blackshirts have struggled. With the entire staff on the defensive side of the ball replaced, recruits like Josh Williams and Will Compton got a chance to know both defensive staffs. The changes to them are obvious.

It seems that if one thing might have been missing from the previous defensive staff at Nebraska it might have been attitude. It might not have been missing entirely, but in comparison to other people and other coaches, it's safe to say, that attitude was lacking. Playing defense is all about emotion. The most fundamentally sound players don't make big plays with their emotions in check. The...

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