Huskers Focus On Defense As Spring Camp Enters Week Two

Monday, March 26th 2007, 9:51 pm
By: News On 6

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska football team's spring workouts focused on defense Monday, as the Cornhuskers look to replace six starters from last year's defensive unit.

``When fall camp starts, it will all be carry-over, because basically our whole package will be installed,'' said defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove. ``We're getting them used to our practice tempo and how to practice. Those new guys will understand those things after going through the camp.''

Ndamakong Suh and Ty Steinkuhler saw action last year for the Huskers in reserve roles, and Cosgrove said Suh has made strides during the offseason.

``Suh is so strong and physical,'' Cosgrove said. ``I see his quickness improving and he's a very powerful guy, so I think he'll be tough on the inside.''

Candidates to replace defensive ends Jay Moore and Adam Carriker, who made a combined 64 starts during their NU careers, include Zach Potter and Barry Turner, who is sidelined during the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery.

``We're ahead on the inside positions, but our outside guys will come along,'' Cosgrove said. ``They're getting a lot of reps this spring.''

The Huskers will practice again Wednesday, the fifth scheduled workout of spring camp.