Husker defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh announced he’s coming back to Lincoln for his senior season. Suh thinks he can still get better under Bo and Carl Pelini and his education is still a major factor for Suh.
Suh led the Huskers in tackles (76), tackles for loss (19), sacks (7½) and interceptions (2)., which earned him first-team All-Big 12 honors. Suh said that he has learned a lot from the Pelinis and thinks he’ll continue to get better with another year in the system which should help his future beyond college football.
Head coach Bo Pelini headed out to Suh’s hometown of Portland, Oregon and had dinner with the Suh family. There he said he would back any decision that Suh made, and would never tell a player to come back.
Pelini said, and he’s right, it has to come down to the student-athlete and his family. I think it’s a good move. The NFL advisory committee always lays out a real good understanding of where an underclassmen would shake out in the NFL draft and most coaches will tell non-seniors that unless you’re a projected first round pick, stay in college one more year.
The money is too good to pass up in the first round to risk an injury during a senior season, but many underclassmen need that senior year to boost up their value.
Listen to Suh and Pelini below.