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Diaco hits the high notes in praise of Kalu

Josh Kalu (10) warms up with his Huskers teammates prior to a game against Purdue at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 22, 2016 (KHGI)

Josh Kalu is one of the reasons for the lofty Nebraska hopes in 2017.

The senior defensive back out of Texas returns to the secondary as a mainstay and quarterback of the defense, coming off a season when he ranked fifth in tackles and broke up more passes than any other Blackshirt. He's caught the eye of his defensive coordinator who is hitting the high notes for Kalu.

"Joshua Kalu could play a myriad of different positions really, really well," said first-year DC Bob Diaco. "We all collectively believe safety is his natural position. He would be a very good corner, maybe even a great corner, but there is no doubt in my mind that he is, and or will be, one of the best safeties in the country, if not the very best safety in the country."

Don't adjust any prescription eyeglasses or contacts when a new number lines up in the secondary.

Kalu switched from his traditional No. 10 to No. 46 this season.

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