Tuesday practice report? Why certainly, folks.
A lot of praise for the secondary from Pelini today. Said SJB had his best week ever in program. #Huskers— Greg Ortiz (@GregWOWT) August 14, 2013
There was a lot of praise thrown towards Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Josh Mitchell after Tuesday's practice. However, there is another surprise that was put out after the 2-ish hour practice at North Stadium...
True frosh Nate Gerry, listed as DB, has been working at BUCK & WILL LB. "He can play a lot of different spots for us," Bo said. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 14, 2013
Nathan Gerry is turning some heads, folks. From LB spots to nickle situations, the Sioux Falls kid seems to be finding ways to get on the field. Furthermore, there was some praise for DT transplant Brodrick Nickens, who would be a pleasant surprise in a much needed area.
However, there was some bad stuff to come out.
Jared Blum, redshirt frosh TE from Gretna, is out for the season with an injury. Pelini declined to specify. Kid was playing well. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 14, 2013
You can't have every single player healthy, however, lets hope Jared gets better for the Spring.
The official quotes from Bo go like this:
Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media after practice, noting that he has been extremely impressed with the secondary, especially cornerbacks Josh Mitchell and seniors Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans.
"The top two corners right now when we get into nickel are Stanley and Josh Mitchell, and obviously Ciante is playing nickel." Pelini said, "We have really good depth in the secondary, our safeties are playing at a high level."
Pelini had this to add talking about the secondary, "Stanley up to this point, this is the best week he has ever had in our program. Josh is playing at a high level with a lot of confidence and we all know what Ciante can do. It is going to be a fun group to watch."
A freshman newcomer that you should get accustomed to playing on the Blackshirts is Nathan Gerry. Gerry a Sioux Falls, S.D., native has really impressed Coach Pelini up to this point in fall camp.
"Nate can play a lot of different spots for us, he has played some safety, and he has played some will, some buck (linebacker), some dime. He is going to be a good football player."
Senior Brodrick Nickens has also impressed Pelini so far in camp, after making the transition from offensive lineman to defensive tackle in his last season as a Husker.
"Brodrick does a good job on what we are asking him to do. He has to work on getting a little lower at times but he is a big load in there that can hold the point. He works hard, he’s a leader and he is doing a good job for us."
Another defensive tackle that has shown some promise is sophomore Aaron Curry. It will be vital for the Husker defense to find good production out of the defensive line during the 2013 season, and according to Pelini, once Curry finds some consistency he could be a key player.
"Curry is doing a good job, like I said he is one of those guys who has shown flashes. He needs to continue to work on his consistency but that can be said about a lot of the guys up front."
And now, on to your daily links.
Yesterday at Corn Nation, Greg and I got the opportunity of a lifetime as we interviewed Tommie Frazier in our final CornNation Conversation of the summer. Meanwhile, Mike wondered about the goals of the '13 campaign, and our resident statistician Paul Dalen gave you the goods on how you can help Football Study Hall by charting Nebraska (or any other college football) games.
Steve Sipple of the LJS talks about August tensions on the team during preseason camp. He also finally addressed the Paul Jacobson quote, and put it with a Shawn Eichorst one of his own to the AP. What Steve didn't mention was the tension in the fan base, which is more evident this year than any time I can remember in a long time. ($)
Former Husker DB great Ralph Brown penned this piece on his blog, and, quite honestly I don't get the point of it. I mean, we beat this whole "fixing Callahan's issues" dead about 2 years ago, didn't we?
Your legal news surrounding Nebraska football in one easy tweet. Thanks Brian.
Updates: Avery Moss has motion to suppress hearing Thursday morning. Alex Lewis has arraignment hearing in Boulder Friday morning. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) August 13, 2013
Dez Bryant is all sorts of fried over the Johnny Manziel case.
If you're wondering who is going to be on your ESPN announcing teams this year, here ya go.
Some big injuries are hitting preseason camps right now. Washington's all world TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins broke a pinky, while Western Michigan's top receiver, Jaime Wilson, could miss the entire year.
Someone at Sippin on Purple is really mad over Nebraska being NU and not Northwestern being NU...or something like that.
Can Jerry Kill get a signature win in 2013? That's what the folks at The Daily Gopher wonder. Nebraska is on the short list for what would constitute that signature win.
Your song for the day is the Blaine Gabbert theme song. Yes, this exists.
(thanks Pro Football USA)
How are your ears. Bleeding? BUILDS CHARACTER.
Have a great Wednesday folks.