Husker defense has to play catch-up

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — When Nebraska nickel back Ciante Evans was a sophomore, he’d often line up across from a slot receiver and then quickly isolate himself outside the defensive system by neglecting to recognize his teammates’ roles.

He’d have safeties or linebackers shading his way to help in pass coverage, but Evans would be too fixated on his responsibilities. And he didn’t win many battles with that approach.

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