Stopped and visited for a few minutes with Nebraska safety Daimion Stafford on Monday, and talked some with the junior-college transfer about making six tackles and forcing a fumble in his Husker debut Saturday.
Some of his thoughts:
>> On creaming Tennessee-Chattanooga tailback Chris Awuah on a third-down carry just inside the Huskers’ 15:
“It’s just a hit. That’s what I’m supposed to do. That’s what they brought me in for — to make hits, make plays. That’s why I’m here.”
>> On taking or seeking any advice from linebacker Lavonte David, who starred immediately last season after transferring from junior college:
“He just told me to get with the older guys. He said he had a lot of help, so that’s exactly what I did. I got with the older guys and they helped me out a lot.”
>> On realizing NU’s success with plugging David and DeJon Gomes into their defense as JC transfers:
“I wasn’t even aware of that, but then I started looking at Gomes, and I seen how they put him in position to make a lot of plays. I was like, ‘That could be me when he’s gone,’ so that really inspired me to come here, too.”