The loss of Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins to the professional ranks means Nebraska’s defensive line is a work in progress heading into the season.
Husker defensive line coach John Parrella says the first goal is to identify a starting unit.
“You have got to get your four starters and then you have got to try and build some depth behind them so we can get guys off the field and rest them”, said Parrella. “We are at the point where we are looking for guys to step up in the coming weeks.”
One of those expected to be in the mix is sophomore Mick Stoltenberg. The native of Gretna played in nine games a year ago before suffering a knee injury.
“Obviously there has been a ton of work in the training room”, said Stoltenberg. “It is something I have been through before so it was not new to me.”
The Huskers open September 3, against Fresno State.
story by Sean Callahan