NU, focused on ball security, also wants more takeaways

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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, like many college football defensive minds, will not cop to being a “stats guy.” Not in this age of offenses run amok. Not when, as Pelini suggested at Big Ten Media Days, rules changes and interpretations inevitably tilt against defenses, from the NFL on down.

But Pelini will accede to the value of turnover margin. The proof is all over NU's recently ended training camp, where players made a concerted effort to remind offensive skill players of ball security. Linemen. Defensive players.

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