Video: Kalu steps up in opportunity

Nebraska defensive back Josh Kalu is proving to be a valuable utility man as a true freshman for the Huskers.

LINCOLN, Neb. - When Nebraska junior cornerback Daniel Davie went down with injury against Michigan State, it opened up an opportunity for true freshman Josh Kalu to play on the outside. While he might not have been completely ready after spending the first half of the season working NICKEL and DIME, Kalu filled in admirably on the road against a top ten ranked opponent.

“Josh is a competitor. I wish it wouldn’t have come to that because he didn’t practice a lot of corner during the week," said head coach Bo Pelini. "But it came to that because we didn’t practice very well. The guys who could have gone in didn’t put it on film during the week in practice. That was a message to them. That was my message to them. If you don’t put it on film during the week of practice, I’m not going to put you out there."

Kalu enters Northwestern week fresh off a bye where he worked multiple spots in the secondary, including getting more reps at corner.

On Monday, the former Texas prep talked with reporters about his play over the first half of the season and what he did on the bye. /p>

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