The Nebraska football coaching staff will hand out black shirts prior to the Husker’s season opener against BYU on September fifth. The tradition dates back to the 1960s when the Huskers’ first-string defenders were given the shirts to wear in practice.
“We’ve had a discussion probably about every five, six seven days and talk about our depth chart and then we also talk about guys we would put on the list to nominate each position and who would be deserving of one”, said defensive coordinator Mark Banker. “We’re pretty close on that and awarding those black shirts.”
After an unscheduled day off the Huskers return to the practice field this afternoon.