Notes: Pelini says handing out Blackshirts was 'right thing' for team
Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, who moved to defense from wide receiver early in the 2011 season, was one of seven Huskers to receive his Blackshirt on Wednesday. “He can be a real force for us when he's on,” coach Bo Pelini said.
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini didn't offer too much more analysis Thursday on why he chose to hand out seven Blackshirts before the season — rather than handing them out during the year, after he thought the defense had earned the practice jerseys signifying the starters.
“I liked where certain guys were and I thought it was the right thing for this football team and those group of guys,” Pelini said. “That's kind of where I went. I'll be honest with you: In years past, I don't even remember when he handed them out. We talked about it, it came up, and we decided it was the right time for this team.”
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Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am.