DT Jared Crick leads Nebraska defense

Updated: October 5, 2010, 3:37 PM ET
By Kevin Weidl

The scheme of head coach Bo Pelini and coordinator Carl Pelini has a lot to do with Nebraska’s success on defense, but a wealth of talent – including a pair of potential first-round picks – and versatility are the keys to making that scheme work.

The Cornhuskers often show a 4-2-5 alignment and the defensive line does a great job of maintaining gap control, holding the point of attack and controlling blockers in order to allow Nebraska’s quick, reliable linebackers to flow to the ball against the run.