Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander
met with members of the media following Tuesday’s practice. Chinander discussed the importance of the first drive in the second half of a game and the focus going into the game against Fordham.
“That first drive coming out of second half potentially is one of the most important of the game,” Chinander said. “Obviously if you got to go win at the end of the game or things like that that can supersede but that first drive coming out second half has to be a staple for us. It has to be taken as the most important drive of the game and we covered that yesterday. I hope the guys understand how important that situation is and how much intensity and execution has to be present on that drive.”
Chinander also spoke about the pass rush performance in the Illinois game.
“The first half they did a nice job of rushing the quarterback,” he said. “I think the pass rush has improved greatly. Outside guys inside guys and most of those sacks were not schemed up sacks they were four man rushes guys getting home so that is very encouraging to see especially in conference play.”
He shared his message to the team regarding the game this weekend.