You’d be hard pressed to find a coaching staff anywhere in America that doesn’t value multi-sport athletes.
Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander took some time to explain to 1011 News why he and the rest of Scott Frost’s coaching staff prefer multi-sport athletes over players that choose to specialize and ‘train’ the rest of the year.
“Number one, the multi-sport athlete has played a lot of different positions,” Chinander starts off explaining. “If you’re a multiple sport guy you can take coaching, you can play multiple positions and have developed multiple skills and that translates better.”
“The thing that I love about multi-sport athletes is they’re always competing. It’s not just the guys that compete in football and then ‘train’ for the rest of the year. I like guys that are going to compete in everything that they do all the time and all year round.”
Hear more from Chinander in the clip.
"If there's two similar athletes, we'll take the multi-sport guy every single time"-I think Nebraska DC Erik Chinander and the NU coaching staff likes multi-sport athletes. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/85ZO8B20Ei
— Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) June 13, 2018