April 4, 2007

NU Notes: Potter continuing to battle at DE

It's been a transitional spring for Nebraska's defensive line. After losing four senior starters in 2006, first-year coach Buddy Wyatt has his hands pretty full in developing NU's young and inexperienced defensive line.

One of the key defensive lineman Wyatt is counting on to step up his play this spring is junior defensive end Zach Potter. The last two seasons, Potter played behind Adam Carriker-now Potter finds himself in a situation where he gets all of the reps with the No. 1 defense.

Through nine spring practices, Potter said he feels like he's made great strides, but he still has a long ways to go.

"Spring has been going real well," Potter said. "Obviously I've had to adjust to being the No. 1 guy not having Carriker here anymore. It's been a challenge, but I learn stuff every day, especially from Coach Wyatt. He's a great coach and he drills us every day."

The biggest area Wyatt has helped Potter improve in is his technique. Before Wyatt got to NU, Potter said he really never learned how to use very good technique.

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