Mike Riley announced after practice on Wednesday that Tommy Armstrong, even though he’s fighting a hamstring issue, will “likely” be the starter as the Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Iowa to finish off the regular season.
Mike Riley said both Tommy and Ryker will be available for Iowa. Tommy should start. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) November 23, 2016
However, with the health of Armstrong and backup Ryker Fyfe, all three QB’s on the depth chart in TA, Fyfe and Zack Darlington will be available and ready to go in case they are needed.
Riley: "He (Armstrong) has not gone full speed... He has not cut it loose." #Huskers— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) November 23, 2016
That above is the big deal here. Going full steam on a hamstring is really the only way to test out if that hamstring is ready to go. Hence, why it’s important to have all three QB’s ready to take snaps.
In other injury news:
Drew Brown, Stanley Morgan Jr, Sam Cotton, Alonzo Moore and Dedrick Young have all be cleared as well #Huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) November 23, 2016
It sounds like Nebraska should be about as close as you could possibly be to healthy in all three phases of the game.