Huskers' Gregory Sees Confident Defense

Husker defensive end Randy Gregory says he’s seeing a more confident defense taking shape as the Huskers work their way through spring.

After Wednesday’s practice he said, “I think a little bit carried over from last year as far as the end of the season. I thought we finished off pretty well defensively. We knew what we had coming back this year and then we came into this season a lot more confident and hopefully we can just carry that on to the beginning of the season.”

Gregory said he expects big things from the Blackshirts.

“I think we knew what we had coming into this year,” Gregory said. “We have a lot of talent, especially with the defensive tackles. We have a lot of depth there. We’re still trying to figure things outside with the defensive ends, but as a unit, we have a great group.”

Gregory also talked about newcomer Alex Lewis, an offensive lineman transfer from Colorado, and the battles they have had this spring.

“We’ve been going at it since day one,” Gregory said. “We’re making each other better. It’s nothing personal or anything like that. We talk every day in the locker room. He’s a great guy and he’s got a great motor. He pushes me and I thank him for that. As long as he brings that intensity every day in practice, we will be all right.”

The spring tune-up will culminate in the Spring Game set for Saturday, April 12 at Memorial Stadium, starting at 2 p.m.

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