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Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco said Tuesday "everything is positive" for the starting defensive unit.

Nebraska CB Chris Jones faces redshirt decision, Big Ten Network visits Huskers practice, and more

Erin Sorensen

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It is Wednesday, Aug. 16, and it’s time for Big Red Rising.

A decision to make

Nebraska cornerback Chris Jones has a decision to make. To redshirt or not to redshirt? NFL draft scout Matt Miller and cornerbacks coach Donte Williams both weighed in on the decision.

Big Ten Network stops at Nebraska

The Big Ten Network continued its fall tour on Tuesday, stopping by Nebraska’s practice. The BTN crew spoke with everyone from coach Mike Riley to quarterback Tanner Lee.

As for some of the news of the day, defensive coordinator Bob Diaco shared with the BTN crew that his new 3-4 defense won’t completely abandon a 4-3 and spoke about how ‘everything is positive’ for the Blackshirts.’s Tom Dienhart also shared his ‘fun takes’ from practice.

Moving on

Former Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp has been waived from the Miami Dolphins. While Westerkamp deals with another setback, he is optimistic and believes his story will be a great one ‘when it’s said and done.’


How does Nebraska’s 354-game sellout streak compare to other programs? You can get a look here, but the short answer is that no one is even close.

A tie at third

Sports on Earth recently previewed the Big Ten. How did the Huskers end up? Let’s just say Nebraska may or may not be tied for third place in the West.

Sounds of football

The sounds of Nebraska football marched on Tuesday, all thanks to Twitter. This edition features the voice of strength coach Mark Philipp.

Oversleep and miss a recent Big Red Rising? No worries. We have all our past editions here.