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Nebraska outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt likes his players to become teachers in their process of learning the new defense.

Nebraska linebackers learn to teach; Omaha TE prospect Chris Hickman visits Huskers

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Teaching to understand

How does outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt encourage his players to learn defensive calls? Find a friend and teach it to them. For Dewitt, his players understand more when they work to teach it to others.

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A big time visit

Nebraska would love to get a commitment from 4-star tight end Chris Hickman from Omaha (Neb.) Burke. The Huskers took a step in the right direction Thursday when Hickman made a visit to Lincoln.

Junior day visits

Coach Scott Frost and his staff are set to host another impressive group of athletes for their second junior day of the spring. Curious who will be in town? Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca has the list.

Ahead of schedule

Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander didn’t have high expectations when he arrived in Lincoln, but he’s been very pleased with the growth of the defense. So much so, he sees a group already ahead of schedule after practice No. 6.

A new development

Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles announced Thursday that forward Isaiah Roby is entering his name for the 2018 NBA Draft. Roby is now the third Nebraska player testing the NBA draft waters.

Need tickets?

Didn’t get a ticket to Nebraska’s annual spring game? You’re in luck. The Huskers made 1,000 more tickets available but they will be released as a part of a lottery system.

Injury report

Mick Stoltenberg and Carlos Davis missed practice Thursday, with Stoltenberg on crutches. Chinander didn’t offer an update on Davis, but he did provide information on how the Huskers are working in Stoltenberg’s absence.

To the CFL?

Former Huskers offensive lineman David Knevel appears to be a top pick in the CFL draft, but that’s not stopping his NFL dreams yet.

A big honor

Nebraska volleyball assistant coach Jaylen Reyes recently received a big honor. He was named an AVCA “Thirty Under 30” award winner.

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