Tough spring talk spurred Husker CB Jean-Baptiste to improve
Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste, No. 16, has intercepted two passes in two games, including this one that he returned 43 yards for a touchdown against Southern Mississippi. As recently as last year, coaches could trust the converted receiver only in man-to-man situations. But his knowledge of the defense has improved.
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — After Nebraska concluded its spring practices five months ago, senior cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste sat in a meeting room with two no-nonsense coaches, listening to them list his flaws.
Bo Pelini and Terry Joseph didn't hold back, either. For Jean-Baptiste to reach his potential, they said, he had work to do — and it had little to do with his physical ability.
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Sunday, September 8, 2013 12:00 am.