However, the big story of the day were 4 players that were awarded scholarships... and one that was taken away?
#Huskers walk ons awarded 1 yr scholarships: Fyfe, Foster, Utter, Dzuris, Hovey— Gary Sharp (@GarySharp1620) August 22, 2015
Trey Foster, Lane Hovey, Ross Dzuris and Dylan Utter are now on scholarship. Sam Burtch no longer is. #huskers— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 22, 2015
Very interesting story with Burtch losing his ride being an in-state Senior. Granted, he was injured all of last year and has not been on the field much this year. However, there has to be a decent reason for this no?
As far as Punt Returns...
Turner was primary punt returner. They practiced several backed up punts to give Turner some run. Fielded them well and got up the field.— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 22, 2015
Again coach said that J Turner can do some of the same things that DPE can do. But it will take a few guys to do everything.— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 22, 2015
We were told that this was Jordan Westerkamp who was the next man up. However, maybe Turner can give everyone one full year of all the magic we thought he'd have.
How did the Offense do?
Tommy Armstrong during scrimmage today completed over 70% of his passes, TD passes all over, zero turnovers. Extremely efficient. #Huskers— Mike Welch (@RealMikeWelch) August 22, 2015
Riley on C.Carter(practiced w 3a today) and the TE group - " That group is pretty interchangeable. (Carter) will be in the mix." #Huskers— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 22, 2015
Coach Riley on J. Turner and WR group-" Proud of him. He's lasted. He's like the last man standing." #Huskers— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 22, 2015
Now, who the hell would have thunk that?
Riley gave the scrimmage a mixed review. "I would say my biggest concern right now is consistency of running the football." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) August 22, 2015
Why some trouble with run? Riley: 'One reason is 7 (Collins). The other is 98 (Valentine).' Some obvious good to be found in that. #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) August 22, 2015
The 1st team offense looked good. Lots of small injuries to players, Morgan, Davie, Snyder, Barnett. Turner had another real good day.— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 22, 2015
I thought Alonzo Moore had a nice day. Made a couple of catches in tight coverage. Newby was out and Cross got #1 reps. Adam Taylor best day— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 22, 2015
Adam Taylor had a few really nice runs. You don't want to be downfield when that big fella is rumbling. Ozigbo with 3rd team had good day.— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) August 22, 2015
Adam Taylor with the 1's is a very encouraging sign for everyone. That will give the RB's the much-needed depth later in the year when there are no bye weeks until November.
What did HC Mike Riley have to say?
"The main goal was getting to scrimmage and make plays, the main goal. The other one is competition and the other is doing it in the stadium and inviting students, It was really hard because we have so many pieces that will not be gone for long but they are not there now. So it is very disruptive moving guys around."
"I thought they functioned pretty well, I thought Tommy did a nice job, again there was some stuff that was not real pretty but boy did he throw a couple nice touchdown passes—great reads. There was some nice things that were good to see."
The Huskers take Sunday off, and will practice again Monday. There will be media availability after that practice, but maybe not the reward for the end of the scrimmage today.