The Nebraska Cornhuskers finished off another week of fall camp as they prepare for the 2017 football season.
The Huskers practiced under sunny skies and ideal weather this early afternoon. Players and coaches are probably looking forward to a no-practice Sunday. At least Mike Riley is.
"We going to the lake today or what?" - Mike Riley opening his post practice media session. #Huskers— Chris Basnett (@HuskerExtraCB) August 12, 2017
One of the talking points from Thursday was the fact that Danny Langsdorf was selling the fact that the race for QB2 behind Tanner Lee was not completely settled yet, even though most folks think Patrick O’Brien has the job. Tristan Gebbia is someone that will eventually take the job, and coaches notice the small things.
Riley on Gebbia: "His work ethic is off the charts. He's up there as much as the coaches." #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) August 12, 2017
Most folks default to think that POB is in auto-transfer mode if there is a deviancy to him being second-string this season. I wouldn’t necessarily look at it that way, since Gebbia is only seeing the field if Tanner Lee goes down in a catastrophic way early on. That being said, for those clamoring for QB’s pushing each other, this should be a pleasant sight.
#Huskers Mike Riley raved about the TE group today. Thought it may have been a situation where they'd just have to get by. Not anymore.— Connor Happer (@ConnorHapper) August 12, 2017
This should be a relief in a way, although I would live to see a depth chart on this gang. Just out of pure interest, I would think there are pass catchers and there are blockers. That would be most ideal out of the gaggle trying to get on the field.
Riley says they're going to have next week as their final "training camp" week. Then 2 weeks of more Ark State specific stuff.— Connor Happer (@ConnorHapper) August 12, 2017
This makes sense as well, considering that the Huskers probably had a scrimmage today. The depth chart to begin the season is probably decided, at least barring no more injuries. It’s not to suggest things are set in stone, but two weeks to prep fr a team that many have suggested could surprise the Huskers isn’t a bad idea.
#Huskers practice recap, per Riley:— Kevin Sjuts (@kevinsjuts) August 12, 2017
-90 plays, mostly situational
-Lee is good
-Gebbia may not redshirt
-#1 IB wanted by end of next week
Can’t see where it’s anyone but Tre’ Bryant at RB1 to start the year, but I suppose you can wonder about his knee & needing to sit out this week.
After practice, Riley gave his thoughts on the offense overall:
“Overall there was more efficiency. There was some snapshots that look like a picture of what we want to be. Some good play action down the field throws, good efficiency on third down stuff and we made a nice touchdown pass in the red zone. The efficiency parts of running the ball was pretty good. Play action off the run was pretty good, efficiency looked good at times and then you get down the red zone and make a nice move touchdown pass. It looked good. There was some stuff like that that I think was kind of that snapshot.”
As stated above, Nebraska is off tomorrow. They will return to the practice fields on Monday, with the next normal media availability scheduled for Tuesday afternoon with the defensive folks.