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Former Husker Daniel Bullocks the next hire on Nebraska's staff?

It's been a busy day of recruiting news for Nebraska, it also appears that the Huskers are in the process of naming a new assistant coach.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to HuskerOnline that former Husker and NFL defensive back Daniel Bullocks has emerged as a leading candidate to fill the opening on the defensive staff. Bullocks was in Lincoln on Wednesday meeting with NU's coaching staff.

Head coach Mike Riley confirmed they have interviewed one candidate who is in Lincoln today, but they have not made a hire yet and are still evaluating things.

The Tennessee native played at NU from 2001 to 2005 under former coaches Frank Solich and Bill Callahan. He was a captain of the 2005 Husker team with Cory Ross that beat Michigan in the Alamo Bowl and a second round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.

This past season Bullocks was an assistant secondary coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and before that he coached at Northern Iowa (2012-14) and Eastern Michigan (2015).

It's unknown how many other candidates are in play for the staff opening and what the timeline will be for the hire.