The big news out of this week's news conference is that the injured continue to heal, and some might return to practice this week, though limited.
Michael Rose Ivey, we're going to see where he is today," Riley said of linebacker's recovery. Also will look at Davie, K. Williams today.— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 19, 2015
It would be nice to get Daniel Davie back, as Jonathan Rose had some issues on Saturday against Minnesota.
Injury update: Rose-Ivey, Daniel Davie - see where he's at today Freedom - going to practice Kevin Maurice - not ready but getting better— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) October 19, 2015
Let Freedom ring! It would sure be nice to get him back on the field.
Also, DE Freedom Akinmoladun will practice today. OT Nick Gates and LB Luke Gifford remain questionable.— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 19, 2015
Saturday night, Mike Riley noted that Terrell Newby left Saturday's game due to injury...the good news is that it doesn't sound serious at all.
Good to hear T. Newby will be ok (stinger), sounds like Gates & Gifford are still questionable. #Huskers— Thor Tripp (@ThorTripp) October 19, 2015
Newby probably had his best game as a Husker against the Gophers, so hopefully he's available this week.
Riley says he believes De'Mornay Pierson-El got 18 reps on offense against Minnesota: "That needs to trend up."— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 19, 2015
Riley, on Pierson-El: “We do need to get him going more and we have things that are specifically for him that we need to focus on.”— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 19, 2015
As long as it's not more throws into double coverage, I'm good with that.
Riley on the Huskers' moving forward after Minnesota: "This should just make us hungrier."— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 19, 2015
Although it's going to take a lot of help, Nebraska can still win the Big Ten West and play in Indianapolis. The season's not lost, and if they play like they did on Saturday, it's not completely out of the question.
Riley says he doesn't think Oregon State ever recruited a pure FB when he was there. Got them through walk-on program. Used them. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 19, 2015
Riley mentions Huskers walk-on Harrison Jordan as a "good, tough player."— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) October 19, 2015
Interesting thoughts from the coach about how he views the fullback position. Doesn't look like he's planning to change his recruiting philosophy regarding the fullback at this point.
Mike Riley: "Alonzo Moore, I have a lot of respect for him. He's just a football player. Alonzo is always ready because he practices well."— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) October 19, 2015
We've seen flashes from Moore before, but Keith Williams has definitely polished this gem.
Terrell Newby said “any of you guys could run through” the hole his o-line gave him on his long TD vs Minnesota. Thanks for believing in us.— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) October 19, 2015
I probably would have gained seven yards, then the ambulance would have had to scrape me off the field. Cleaning the blood off the turf would have probably led to a half-hour delay in the game, though.
Jordan Stevenson said he came to Nebraska at 228 pounds. He's down to 206 now.— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) October 19, 2015
Jordan Stevenson has lost some weight to get back into shape, but there are concerns about his game on kick returns.
Mike Riley said bad choices in KR game cost Nebraska twice against Minnesota— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 19, 2015
And Tommy Armstrong dropped the mic on the weekly news conference in style...
[rolls out of press conference] pic.twitter.com/DzDjCTzMHt— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) October 19, 2015