NU's Ross Els sees resilience in linebackers
It's Football 101 in Ross Els' world, where the most experienced guy is sophomore David Santos, and he's playing a different position than he did last year. Two true freshmen — Josh Banderas and Nate Gerry — have been playing since opening night. Two redshirt freshmen — Jared Afalava and Michael Rose — are seeing their first action.
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Footwork drills. Ross Els remembers working with his three fifth-year senior linebackers — Will Compton, Sean Fisher and Alonzo Whaley — on improving their footwork last year.
The trio knew Bo Pelini's defense as well as they could — heck, they'd been around longer than Els — and on the occasion that they made a mental mistake, they'd correct it with the next rep.
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Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am.