Nebraska is looking to set its starting lineup with the season opener just under 2 weeks away.

On Tuesday, Cornhuskers defensive coordinator Erik Chinander identified the nickel position as one spot still being sorted out. He said Isaac Gifford, Chris Kolarevic and Javin Wright are all in contention.

Gifford saw extensive action as Nebraska’s nickel back in the final two games of the 2021 season, his freshman year. He sees it as the perfect spot for his skill set. Gifford acknowledged he’s got some strong competition for the starting spot, calling it a “special” group of defenders.

Whether Gifford, Kolarevic or Wright gets the starting nod, it sounds like the Huskers have a trio of capable defensive backs at the position.