It does not sound like confidence will be an issue for Nebraska’s defense heading into this season.

The Cornhuskers are gearing up for what they hope will be a big year in Scott Frost’s second year as head coach. To reach Nebraska’s goals, the defense must improve over last season.

Nebraska’s defense surrendered 31.2 points per game in Frost’s first year at the helm. As a result, the Cornhuskers slogged through a 4-8 season. Fortunately, senior defensive back Lamar Jackson spoke highly of where the secondary is at early on in fall camp.

Jackson said the unit is having a lot of fun and playing with confidence after working out all summer long:

“We’re as confident as ever,” said Jackson, “So we’re just going out there doing our thing. We just want to drip confidence and just let that flood the defense and just flood the practices all fall and lead into the season.”

Jackson recorded 28 tackles, including one TFL, with two interceptions and seven passes defended in 2018. Hopefully, he can lead the secondary, and the defense, to a big improvement in 2019.