With it finally being game week, Bo Pelini's weekly Monday press conferences are back. And for this week's presser, Bo rocked a new look:
Pelini said it was to honor the 125th season of Nebraska football as well as Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. And he liked it...
And we might see it again on gameday...
Bo says he might wear this coat or something else other than a gray sweatshirt this year in honor of the 125th year of Nebraska football.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 25, 2014
In more serious news, captains were named yesterday: Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell, Corey Cooper, Jake Cotton, and Josh Mitchell.
Also, incoming linebacker recruit Javeon Walton won't be part of the program this season. He could rejoin the team in January. According to Pelini, Walton needs to "follow through" on some things before coming back.
Receivers Brandon Reilly and Sam Burtch, along with punter Sam Foltz were awarded scholarships this fall.
Tommy Armstrong will start at quarterback on Saturday, and there are no plans to bring another quarterback into the game at a specific point of the game, like last season.
In other comments:
Pelini says he has talked to Eichorst about neutral-site games in future. But it's got to set up with the rest of the schedule, Bo says.— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 25, 2014
Says Pelini: "We're not going to shy away from playing anybody." #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 25, 2014
Asked about his feelings about Fla Atl, after Carl departure, Bo says: "It's not about personal feelings. It's about our football team."— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) August 25, 2014
Asked if Carl has spoken to him about Fla Atl personnel, Bo says: "I haven't had a lot of conversation about that." #Huskers— Eric Olson (@ericolson64) August 25, 2014
Pelini says his front four on defense has "tremendous potential." The d-line, he says, is deeper than a year ago. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) August 25, 2014
The shorter practices through fall camp have been a hit w/NU players. Jordan Westerkamp said he feels "fresher" than previous two Augusts— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) August 25, 2014
QB Tommy Armstrong says he sent letters of encouragement to Alex Lewis while the Huskers' left tackle served a jail sentence last spring.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 25, 2014
And finally, Abdullah talks a little smack...
More from Abdullah, who's not one to talk big: "This is one year where we can line up against teams that I feel we’re flat-out better than."— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) August 25, 2014