Husker juniors Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose are still battling it out for one of the cornerback positions opposite senior Josh Mitchell as the 2014 season looms. Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis said fans will see a good combination of all three during the season opener against Florida Atlantic.
Papuchis said, “Right now Davie and Rose have been taking equal reps, Josh Mitchell has established himself as the starter on one side. We are going to play both of the guys, so who lines up first I am not sure of yet but we are going to give both of them an opportunity to play.”
Sophomore defensive tackle Kevin Maurice has been impressing Papuchis and the rest of the NU coaching staff at practice so far. Maurice, a, Orlando, Fla., native will likely be the third or fourth d-tackle used throughout the season for the Blackshirts.
“We feel good about Kevin Maurice, he has had a good camp,” Papuchis said.
When asked what Maurice had to improve on from his freshman season, Papuchis said ‘everything,’ but said that Maurice was similar to a lot of other true freshmen lineman.
“Really it is hard to answer because I would say everything, from a technique standpoint getting off blocks and initial foot work and hand placement,” Papuchis said. “That is the case for almost every true freshman that comes in, he has the tools, he just needed to refine his technique.”