The Nebraska Cornhuskers went at it for just a little over 2 hours inside the Hawks Championship Center on Tuesday morning.
What are folks saying about practice, and what can we take from it? Let's find out.
RB Devine Ozigbo could be "on the come" #Huskers— Greg Smith (@GregSmithSports) August 18, 2015
There is definitely a youth movement in Lincoln, and these three are leading the way.
Mike Riley, "What I really like is both the offense and defense have had their moments." Neither side is dominating the other. #Huskers— Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) August 18, 2015
In the first week of practice, we read how Tommy Armstrong Jr. and the Offense struggled, while in Saturday's scrimmage it was the Defense that had the lower hand. Could it be a good thing on both sides for good and bad? Of course!
Fresh audio from practice coming up at 2pm.... Defense looked really really good at practice created a TON of turnovers in 11 on 11 #huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 18, 2015
Sounds like the Defense wasn't happy about Saturday and took it out on the O.
Wilbon continues to impress in both the running game & receiving out of the back field. #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 18, 2015
It's been said that Nebraska should have the best Wideout group in the Big Ten the past couple of years, but it hasn't come to fruition due to QB play and such. But the RB receiving? That would be a big time bonus that didn't seem utilized for a while.
More on the RBs: Riley mentioned them all after practice but also aired to a 2-3 RB committee. I'd say Newby&Wilbon are in right now.— Greg Smith (@GregSmithSports) August 18, 2015
RB battle is interesting. T. Newby, Wilbon are clearly there, but Cross, Ozigbo, Nabity and Taylor were mentioned by Riley, too.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 18, 2015
It's hard to think that Adam Taylor will be at Nebraska if he can't crack the top 3 of this group anytime this season. Also, Stevenson being hurt (foot) will mean a redshirt if he can't get back in the lineup soon. That would not be a bad thing, though.
Considering that Wisconsin has done things that we've talked about to Nebraska on the run and the run could be the only way Minnesota moves the ball this year, this would be ideal.
Nebraska practice in the books! NU WRs Westerkamp, DPE and Moore practiced. reilly, Allen and Hovey did not. #huskers— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 18, 2015
Some good news on the WR front: DPE and Westy have been back for a multiple days. Alonzo Moore returned. ... Reilly still out. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) August 18, 2015
I'm starting to think that Brandon Reilly is just gonna be one of those injury plagued players at Nebraska. Jamal Turner feels his pain on this one.
Nebraska has Pierson-El and Westerkamp back, but at least four WRs still out. "The receiver deal has been very disruptive," Mike Riley said— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) August 18, 2015
LB Dedrick Young continues his good work. Mike Riley said true freshman obviously is in the mix to help #Huskers defense— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) August 18, 2015
It's hard to not think that, with his extra time here in the Spring & the situation there, that Young will eventually be starting this season and for a while longer if he can stay healthy.