Prior to Mike Riley taking the podium, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook discussed volleyball and the match against Northwestern that’s scheduled for 7 pm Saturday night concurrent to the football game against Wisconsin. Cook tried to reschedule the volleyball game to avoid the conflict, but couldn’t.
Cook suggested fans bring iPads to the Devaney to watch the FB game at the same time, or sell tickets to fans who want to go.— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) October 24, 2016
Just be careful if you are sitting near floor level.
Mike Riley talked about the Purdue game.
Believe it or not, Riley says, the Huskers did have 13 explosive plays in Saturday's win. Just so sporadic. "Not a great flow in the game."— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 24, 2016
It wasn’t so much a lack of big plays, but rather the number of plays that gained little to nothing on the day.
Mike Riley said 88-yard touchdown pass by Purdue on Saturday was “totally unnecessary with the coverage we were in" #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) October 24, 2016
Secondary play was really bad in the first half.
Riley said he "really admired Nick (Gates) for even playing that last game." Contemplated not playing him up until the morning of game.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 24, 2016
Mike Riley said he wants Gates and Knevel to get healthy enough to play. He expects both to play Saturday.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 24, 2016
Nebraska needs both of those offensive tackles playing at close to 100%. I hope Riley’s gamble last Saturday doesn’t lengthen the time it takes for Gates and Knevel to get properly healed up.
Riley thinks Gates & Knevel will play Saturday. #Huskers— John Bishop (@JohnBishop71) October 24, 2016
Riley said there is stability in the names available on O-line. "Where they can get during the week (health-wise) is the question."— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 24, 2016
Believe me, the ineffectiveness of the offensive line was a key issue against Purdue.
"It's almost hard to believe we had 400 yards in the last game, as hard as it was," Riley said, emphasizing concerns on 1st down. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 24, 2016
On the injury front, some good news.
Mike Riley said "we're going to get (Jordan) Westerkamp back," but will be without Cethan Carter against Wisconsin. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) October 24, 2016
Happy with Sam has been doing but we are going to miss Cethan again. Riley— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) October 24, 2016
I’d argue that Nebraska misses Cethan Carter more in the run game than the passing game; Sam Cotton has been a much more reliable receiver than Carter has been.
Riley "loves seeing DPE gain confidence."— John Bishop (@JohnBishop71) October 24, 2016
I think he plays a big role for Huskers if they are to win on Saturday.
Pierson-El’s impact on special teams has been somewhat mitigated by scheme, but we saw a quick burst of his playmaking ability Saturday against Purdue.
Riley on Ozigbo: "Devine has to get in there and prove that he's ready." Needs a full week of practice at full speed. #Huskers— HuskerOnline.com (@HuskerOnline) October 24, 2016
I’d like to see Devine Ozigbo back as well, but it doesn’t matter if the offensive line isn’t able to block effectively. Especially this week. Speaking of Wisconsin...
Mike Riley says Wisconsin is "a great, great opportunity for our team. I’m excited about it.” Says they’re a good team and #Huskers are too.— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) October 24, 2016
Riley sez Wisconsin "curveball" offensively is multiple formations, shifting, TEs that move. Defense has to be sound alignment-wise #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) October 24, 2016
Riley said he and Paul Chryst have such a shared background he's sure both teams have a few plays called the same thing.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 24, 2016
"It's not Paul vs Mike, it's Badgers vs Huskers." Riley on matchup with coaching friend— John Bishop (@JohnBishop71) October 24, 2016
Tommy Armstrong also spoke about this week’s game:
Amstrong at the podium now, talking about playing in Camp Randall: "It's gonna be loud. We've got to make sure we communicate well."#Huskers— HuskerOnline.com (@HuskerOnline) October 24, 2016
Armstrong says Westerkamp is excited to return. Armstrong is also excited for his return. #roommates— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) October 24, 2016
I didn’t know that Armstrong and Jordan Westerkamp were roomates. You’d think someone would have said that before now...
Armstrong on Nebraska being a 7 point dog in Madison: "I think we're the underdog every week, honestly." #Huskers— HuskerOnline.com (@HuskerOnline) October 24, 2016
Does Tommy Armstrong think NU is the underdog this week? "We get picked to lose like 75-percent of our games, so we're used to it."— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) October 24, 2016