Nebraska assistant Marvin Sanders resigns

Nebraska announced Thursday that secondary coach Marvin Sanders has resigned his position because of "personal and family reasons."

"Marvin has decided the most important thing for him at this time is to take a break from coaching and spend more time with his family," Huskers coach Bo Pelini said in a statement. "Marvin is an excellent football coach, and he has been a key part of our defensive success here at Nebraska. The success of his secondary on the field speaks for itself, and he has a great rapport with his players and other members of the staff. I am working toward finding a replacement for coach Sanders, and we will have an announcement on that once the university hiring process is completed."

The replacement will be Corey Raymond, who recently joined Kevin Wilson's staff at Indiana as cornerbacks coach. Wilson said Wednesday that Raymond was leaving for a position at Nebraska. Raymond has ties to Pelini from their time together at LSU.

Sanders oversaw one of the nation's top secondaries in 2010, as Nebraska produced standouts like cornerback Prince Amukamara.