Nebraska senior I-Back Cody Glenn spent the first three years of his college career breaking tackles. Now, he will be making them.
Glenn made the switch to linebacker today, practicing with the defense and sporting a red practice jersey rather than a white one for the first time.
Glenn approached coach Bo Pelini about a potential switch earlier this spring, and this afternoon finally made the move. After practice, Glenn repeatedly said that anything to help the team, he wanted to do. He also noted that, should the move not be in the best interest of the team, a transition back to I-back would not be difficult, as he already knows the offense. Glenn said a decision on whether or not he will stay at linebacker for next season will be made before the end of spring.
Both coach Pelini and Linebackers coach Mike Ekeler said that Glenn's athleticism and punishing running style will suit him well at linebacker.
In his career, Glenn has rushed for 579 yards and scored 14 touchdowns.