The Nebraska Cornhuskers had a scrimmage practice of just under 2 hours inside Memorial Stadium this afternoon.
The awarding of 3 scholarships were the first thing to note:
Mike Riley said Nebraska had 3 scholarships to give and he awarded them to LB Brad Simpson, DT Logan Rath and FB Graham Nabity. #Huskers— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) August 20, 2016
Some good injury news today.
The more comfortable DeMornay becomes, the better this offense will be, plus we will have punt return yardage again. And no one will be upset with that thought plan at all.
Did we have good or bad Tommy Armstrong Jr. today?
First series of the scrimmage, D fakes a blitz drops into coverage & two linebackers had to fight over who got to pick off Tommy. #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 20, 2016
Riley said the 2 minute drill was kind of sloppy today . Needs a lot of work #Huskers— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 20, 2016
1st team offense struggled w 2 min drill to start practice pick on 1st drive,QB hit in face w snap on 2nd series & threw a pick #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 20, 2016
Tommy bounced back from the turnovers to throw a TD on a hell of a catch from DPE over Kalu. DPE made a big play for his QB. #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 20, 2016
The answer is... we got both. And this is where this tweet may come into play.
One consistent observation of the offense from camp. They are not taking near as many shots down field. Quick quick stuff. #Huskers— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 20, 2016
With Jordan Westerkamp sitting with groin issues and the way that Tommy has YOLO BOMBED the deep ball, it only makes sense that Nebraska ball controls more and more to keep Armstrong from losing the game.
That all being said, there’s something to be said that when Tommy is cold and not making those throws well, it won’t matter what type of throw he has because he’s just off period.
As far as some redshirting, we got some answers that were kind of surprising.
Riley said they are talking about potentially not red shirting Grimm and Spielman. #Huskers— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 20, 2016
I would completely get Grimm, as he has been on campus since January. Spielman, however, must mean that his knee is fully good to go. That would be a pleasant surprise, but where do they fit in to get enough snaps to play?
Riley said frosh Lamar Jackson, Tony Butler and JoJo Domann are all probably going to play on special teams this year. Couple others close.— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) August 20, 2016
If those guys can contribute consistently on special teams, I’m down for it. If it’s just for a few snaps a game, then I don’t know. Jackson and Butler will be needed, I dunno about JoJo though.
Riley said they are really close to announcing the starting punter.#Huskers— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 20, 2016
Riley says #Huskers will select captains in the next week.— Jake Bockoven (@jakebockoven) August 20, 2016
I don’t think punter needs to be a solid piece right now. You can find out who is going to work into the season, at least in my mind.
#Huskers rotated a ton of guys on the Oline working on that LG spot.— Nick Gregath (@NickESPN1480) August 20, 2016
It seems that Nebraska is scrambling a little bit on that left guard spot. There is some youth there to put in with Boe Wilson & Jalin Barnett there to try out. It’s a situation where Nebraska is just going to have to find out what kind of talent they have and plug it in. If it’s a combo of both Wilson and Barnett, so be it.
The Huskers will take Sunday and Monday off before picking up things on Tuesday afternoon. With ice cream to finish it all off, Nebraska will relish the mini break.