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Video: Barrett Ruud says in-state players need to be foundation of Nebraska football program

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Barrett Ruud was a Nebraska kid, so he knows how important in-state players are to the Husker football program.

The former NU linebacker and current inside linebackers coach said after practice Saturday the "foundation always has to start with Nebraska kids." He remembers playing along side guys from Utah, Colorado, Georgia and Florida, but he felt he had to set the tone because he was from Nebraska.

"Nebraska kids will set the tone for this place," Ruud said, "and that's whether it's one of them starting or whether it's eight of them starting. But they've got to set the tone and show the kid from Florida, show the kid from New Jersey, show the kid from California how to go about our business and what it means to us."

Nebraska's defensive coaches and select players met with reporters after practice Saturday. Check out the videos below for more from Ruud, plus interviews with defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt, defensive backs coach Travis Fisher, punter Caleb Lightbourn, running back Jaylin Bradley, outside linebacker Alex Davis and tight end Jack Stoll.

Click here to read Sam McKewon's practice report, or watch below a video recap with staff writers Evan Bland and Chris Heady.

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