Nebraska Football Hall of Famer Adam Carriker weighs on in B1G expansion, Cornhusker defense
Longtime Nebraska DL Adam Carriker joined Sam McKewon of the Omaha-World Herald on his podcast ‘The Showdown’. The 2 talked about topics like topics like the B1G expansion, and what he thinks about Nebraska’s defense.
Carriker played at Nebraska from 2002-2006. He was also a 1st-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 2007 NFL Draft. He was 1st asked about what he though about the move to bring USC and UCLA to the B1G, and what it means for the Cornhuskers are other teams in the conference. Carriker was shocked when he had first heard rumors about it.
“I had heard rumblings, but I didn’t really pay a whole lot of attention to it,” said Carriker. “Los Angeles teams playing in Wisconsin and Michigan? It’s just hard to fathom. When I actually heard it, I thought it was a great thing for the B1G and for Nebraska. If you look at the SEC, it’s just gonna keep expanding. It’ll be huge for the tv markets, and ginormous from a recruiting standpoint.”
One of the things big questions that Carriker answered was about Scott Frost’s defense. McKewon noted that there have been some changes in the alignment of the defensive players for Nebraska. For example, edge rushers and nickel corners have become a part of the defensive system. Here’s what Carriker thinks about the change:
“They’ve got guys who can come off the edge, and get pressure on people,” said Carriker. “I don’t tend to get caught in the alignment as much as some folks do. You know 3-4 defenses dominate the league, win national championships. To me, the alignment isn’t as big of a deal it’s how good you are at it.”