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Nebraska opponents don't know where sack specialist Gregory is coming from until it's too late

  • FILE - In a Sept. 6, 2014, file photo  Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wears street clothes before an NCAA college football game against McNeese State in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

    FILE - In a Sept. 6, 2014, file photo Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory wears street clothes before an NCAA college football game against McNeese State in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, right, wrestles down Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, right, wrestles down Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory (4) is stopped by Illinois' Simon Cvijanovic, second from left, and Chris O'Connor, right, as Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) throws the ball in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory (4) is stopped by Illinois' Simon Cvijanovic, second from left, and Chris O'Connor, right, as Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole (4) throws the ball in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb. Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery. Nebraska's roster officially lists Gregory as a defensive end, but it might be better just to call him a playmaker. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)  (The Associated Press)

Nebraska's defensive coaches have kept opponents guessing when it comes to how they use Randy Gregory.

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory has been a down lineman at left and right end, he's blitzed as a linebacker, he's lined up as a stand-up rush end on the left side, he's dropped into pass coverage.

And he just might do something new Saturday night when the No. 19 Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) visit No. 10 Michigan State (3-1).

Gregory is back in top form after he tweaked an old knee injury in the season opener and had minor arthroscopic surgery Aug. 31. The 2013 Big Ten sack champion recorded two against Miami and 2 ½ last week against Illinois.