The Nebraska Cornhuskers came back to the practice fields for the first time since the Iowa debacle, starting prep for the Franklin American Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee. Here are some notes from Mike Riley’s availability:
- If you were hoping that Tommy Armstrong’s hamstring was feeling better almost a full month after injuring it vs. Minnesota, guess again.
Tommy Armstrong in street clothes for first bowl practice. #Huskers— Steven M. Sipple (@HuskerExtraSip) December 9, 2016
Mike Riley sez #Huskers 'going forward as if Ryker (Fyfe) is going to start,' until it sees if Tommy Armstrong back and capable for bowl— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) December 9, 2016
Obviously, Fyfe with preparation has shown that he can move the offense at a decent clip. That being said, it’s hard to imagine that Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf won’t want Armstrong on the field if at all possible to finish his career at Nebraska.
- Riley sees a little more zest in the matchup with the Vols than most people do.
Riley on matchup with Tennessee: "If I'm looking through the TV guide I'm thinking, 'this is going to be fun.'" #Huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) December 9, 2016
- New Cornerbacks coach Donte Williams was with the team for the first time today, and he looked ready to go.
Donte Williams on selling Nebraska on the recruiting trail: "Nebraska sells itself." #Huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) December 10, 2016
Donte Williams: "If I'm gonna go 5 days and not sleep but get the job done, then that's what I'm gonna do." #huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) December 10, 2016
Someone introduce the Mill & Scooters to the man, would you?
- If you’re still thinking of making the drive to Nashville for the game, there are plenty of Nebraska’s 8000 allotment to go around.
Nebraska ticket office says approximately 4,500 Music City Bowl tickets from #Huskers allotment have been sold as of Friday afternoon.— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) December 9, 2016
If you’re wondering about Tennessee, they have already sold out of their allotment.
Nebraska will practice in Lincoln till December 27th, when they fly to Nashville for the game.