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Mike Riley: Tre Bryant Won’t Play This Week; Unsure After That

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Updates on injuries, including Mikale Wilbon (ankle), Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu. Plus a kickoff time for NU/Ohio State!

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Prior to Mike Riley’s weekly news conference, the Big Ten announced that Nebraska’s game against Ohio State will kick off at 6:30 pm and will be televised by FS1. Due to existing commitments to televise the American League Championship Series and a prime-time boxing card, Fox will not be carrying any college football that day. Does that mean Gus Johnson will be in Lincoln? The other FS1 games are TCU at Kansas State (11 am), Baylor at Oklahoma State (2:30 pm), and Oregon at Stanford for #Pac12AfterDark after the Huskers.

On the injury front, Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu have been cleared to start practicing. That doesn’t mean either will play this weekend, but it’s certainly hopeful. The news about I-Back Tre Bryant is still cloudy:

Nebraska moved Bryant to the injured list this week, and Riley didn’t want to speculate about the situation. That will leave fans to speculate about if or when Bryant will be able to play. Depth at I-back took another hit with the news that Mikale Wilbon sprained an ankle on Friday night; Wilbon won’t practice today.

On the offensive line, David Knevel and Cole Conrad are now listed behind Michael Decker and Brenden Jaimes on the depth chart at center and right tackle, respectively.

Riley also had praise for Ben Stille, who earned Big Ten freshman of the week honors for four tackles behind the line of scrimmage last Friday.

Talk turned to the potential of playing back-to-back games against Top Ten opponents.

But this:

Nose tackle Mick Stoltenberg talked after Riley.