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Nebraska DC Erik Chinander Has Incredible Quote About 'Turds' In The Locker Room

Scott Frost speaks with Erik Chinander on the Nebraska sideline.

LINCOLN, NE - APRIL 21: Head Coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander walk the sidelines during the Spring gameat Memorial Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska is hoping for a big turnaround in year two under Scott Frost. The second half of Frost's up-and-down first season with the Huskers lends some hope that the program can have a breakout 2019 campaign.

The rebuild is a very real issue, though. A huge part of conducting a turnaround like that, which Frost already did once in a rapid manner at UCF, is resetting the culture of the program.

Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke on that exact issue today. He used pretty colorful language to point out the importance in having star players lead good examples for the team's young guys.

“If your great players are turds, then the young guys are going to act like turds, you know what I mean? We say it all the time, there’s two types of turds, a sinker or a floater, but you’re still a turd, right?

"When you have really good people that are the best players, that helps the locker room tremendously.”

Video of Chinander's answer to the Nebraska media, via KETV's Matt Lothrop:

It was definitely an interesting way of delivering a point, but Chinander definitely has one.

Just last week, Sports Illustratedrevealed the toxic issues that plagued Virginia Tech's locker room last year. Per the piece, there were a handful of players openly suggesting to others that they throw the team's final games, so that they would not have to play a bowl season and could end the year early.

Va Tech wound up making a bowl game with a late season win over Marshall, and are reportedly on better footing now heading into 2019. That isn't to suggest that Nebraska dealt with similar things last year—Frost's team improved as the year went on—but the impacts of good and bad culture on a team are very, very real.