Coming off of a banner defensive performance in 2009 and with so much of the spring football chatter about improving the offense, most fans were not expecting a significant shift in Nebraska's base defense. But that was what was being reported coming out of Husker camp on Monday night. Focused on the nickel defense, the Huskers have made a shift in their base defensive personnel. The changes are not entirely shocking. But, the outcomes should prove interesting.

Hello Peso

The Huskers are apparently working from a new base defensive formation, called the "Peso." So, what has changed? Schematically, not all that much. It is a move to put a different type of personnel on the field.

Nebraska still operates out of a base 4-3 alignment, meaning four defensive linemen and three "linebackers." It...

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