Nebraska’s 3-4 defense installation ahead of schedule, Tom Osborne on Shawn Eichorst, and more

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It is Wednesday, Aug. 9, and it’s time for Big Red Rising.

Blackshirts ahead of schedule

The Nebraska defense is ahead of schedule when it comes to installing the new 3-4 defense. Linebackers coach Trent Bray feels the defense has handled all of the information “really well.” Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has also been pleased with the defense’s growth and is continuing to evaluate all players through fall camp.

‘You can only do so much’

Land of 10’s Sean Keeler recently spoke to Nebraska icon Tom Osborne about current Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst. Some might assume that, after giving up his Memorial Stadium skybox, Osborne has a problem with Nebraska and Eichorst. That’s not the case at all.

A Keyshawn Johnson Jr. update

The Lincoln Journal Star reported on Tuesday that Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will enter a pretrial diversion for charges against him involving marijuana possession. He was originally cited in June for having 4.5 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia with him in a dorm room at Nebraska.

No. 35

That’s where Nebraska falls on CBS Sports’ 2017 preseason rankings. The Iowa Hawkeyes are two spots behind at No. 37, and Week 2 foe Oregon is two spots ahead at No. 33.

High praise

Nebraska basketball head coach Tim Miles had some high praise for his latest signee, Thorir Thorbjarnarson, on Tuesday.

“Thorir is Iceland’s version of Manu Ginobili, as he is a crafty left-hander with a high basketball IQ and terrific skill level,” Miles said in a release.

Catmissioner of Sports 2017

Twitter is a bizarre and amazing place. So it’s not all that surprising that SB Nation held a voting contest for the ‘Catmissioner of Sports 2017.’

Why is this relevant to Nebraska fans? Well, Ndamukat Suh made the list, Husker helmet and all. Unfortunately, Ndamukat didn’t win. There’s always next year.

Never change, Twitter. Never change.

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