Nebraska defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is installing a new defense as well as a new sense of enthusiasm this spring. Diaco joined the staff after a stint as the head coach at UConn and junior linebacker Luke Gifford says the players are buying into it.
“He totally changed the mentality of our defense and that is how you have to be if you are going to win national championships”, said Gifford. “I think that is the biggest thing he brings is that mentality that we are always going 110 percent.”
Corners coach Donte Williams says he has been impressed with Diaco’s approach.
“I have been fortunate enough to be around some great defensive coordinators but he is one of a kind”, said Williams. “He is going to compete at everything he does and he is like that all the time.”
Nebraska’s annual Red-White Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 15 at Memorial Stadium, and tickets are on sale at Huskers.com .