Enjoys home opener

Nebraska commitment Christian Lacouture had never visited campus on a game-day. That changed on Saturday.

Christian Lacouture has only been in Lincoln for a couple of months and already he's giving back to the community. The Nebraska commitment has teamed up with another Nebraska commitment and his family to help out coaching a midget football team.

"I just got done coaching," Lacouture said. "I am the offensive line and the defensive line coach of a little midget football team here in Lincoln. Josh Banderas is a coach and so is his dad. We are helping out a great cause and helping out the community. It's always great to revisit these days. It's fun. We really like it."

Lacouture got a chance to see Nebraska's home opener this weekend against Southern Miss and he was impressed. He liked what Nebraska did on both sides of the ball on Saturday.

"It was good. We had a good time. Josh and I got a chance to talk to some of the other recruits and they were having a blast like we were. I thought that Nebraska did very well. I thought the offense did well and I thought that the defense did very well. I thought that they played a good game."

Lacouture is excited about being in Lincoln to go to all of the home games. It goes beyond just watching the games though. He wants to be involved with recruiting the other visitors in the stands.

"Josh and I were talking to both of the recruits. I was especially trying to talk to Kyle Shortridge. I was telling him about Coach Bo Pelini being one of the best defensive head coaches in the country and I told him about the tradition and the academics. Those were the big things for me in deciding to go there."

Lacouture is one of those players like Banderas and Josh Hannon that sees what is happening in Lincoln beyond just the field this year. He sees the direction of the program between the players that are there in Lincoln, just got to Lincoln and are coming to Lincoln in the 2013 class.

"That is the goal. With the great coaching staff that Coach Pelini has we will get it there. I feel like when Josh and I are talking about it and that we will be fine. That's the big goal to win a national championship."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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