Nebraska coach Mike Riley says senior Joshua Kalu may be moved back to cornerback to replace in the injured Chris Jones. Kalu was moved to safety during spring practice after starting every game of 2016 at corner and leading the Huskers with 11 pass breakups.
Jones will be out several months after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus on his left knee.
“He’s been a corner through his career at Nebraska”, said Riley. “We love him at safety and how that looked in spring ball so we are at this time reluctant to say this is exactly what we want to do. Even before we did something like that I would like to have a talk with Josh about it.”
Riley made his comments at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.
The Huskers have 16 starters returning but a new 3-4 defense under coordinator Bob Diaco and new quarterback Tanner Lee are big question marks heading into the season.
“I don’t know how that narrative sounds in general but I do have a lot of faith and am very interested in what this is going to look like going forward.”
The Huskers open at home on September 2 against Arkansas State.