August 23, 2007

NU Notes: Murillo, Asante feeling comfortable

For junior college transfer defensive backs Armando Murillo and Larry Asante, learning the Nebraska defense has been a process.

However, if there's been one distinct advantage both of these players have had, it's been the fact they were able to take part in spring practice this past March and April.

As the Huskers wrap up their final week of fall camp, both Murillo and Asante said their overall comfort level of the defense is night and day compared to where it was in the spring.

"Since the spring I've come a long ways," Murillo said. "I had a lot of mental errors and everybody just seemed fast to me and way quicker and fast to me. Now, my speed and quickness makes me feel faster than guys I used to think were faster than me in the spring. I feel good out there now, I feel comfortable."

Asante was hampered for most of spring practice with a hamstring injury, so his overall development was held back even more.

But like Murillo, he also has taken some major steps this August.

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