Mike Riley took to the podium late Monday morning, in preparation for his team’s season opener Saturday night vs. Arkansas State.
The first business of the day? BLACKSHIRTS.
Nebraska will announce Blackshirts "in a few hours."— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2017
If you saw the depth chart piece, this should be elementary on who should get it. That being said, will it be Bo-like where everyone seemed to get one, or just 11-13 players like Mark Banker?
Avery Roberts, Deontre Thomas, Jaylin Bradley and Tyjon Lindsey are among true freshmen who will play this season, Riley says. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) August 28, 2017
I would not be surprised if that list grows by a few names by conference play. You can add Damion Daniels to that list too.
Tristan Gebbia is the No. 3 QB. Nebraska wants him to redshirt. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2017
Same theory with Patrick O’Brien last year applies here. Gebbia will be ready, but won’t be used til needed.
Riley: "We certainly have a plan," regarding three RBs as co-No. 1s. He knows who will take first snap, but isn't ready to say.— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) August 28, 2017
I would like to see how Reggie Davis applies this whole theory. Obviously, the staff has an idea of what is workable with all three. That being said, the likelihood of all four scholarship guys staying healthy is not good, Bob.
Riley: First word I'd use on Tanner Lee is consistency. Same guy every day in work ethic. I think he loves football. #Huskers— Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) August 28, 2017
Riley on Lee as captain: "He came in as one of the guys. Well-liked by everybody." #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2017
This is for your daily dose of Tanner Lee hype. The ship has gone plaid in its speed, but Lee is going to be the focal point of the hype on this team. Saturday night is crucial to see if it is to be believed.
Riley: this group is really consistent. Nobody was late to meetings. There was no drama away from practice field. #Huskers— Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) August 28, 2017
With the Stanley Morgan/Antonio Reed issue in Florida being before camp, this does not ring true. By the way, nothing came out on their punishment, if there is any. If it does, bet it comes down Thursday before the game.
Riley says he sees coverage and knows patterns b4 play. He knows where ball should go. If it doesn't, "we've got a problem." #Huskers— Inside Husker Sports (@InsideHuskers) August 28, 2017
Riley: the defense has been enthusiastic in learning 3-4 system. Staff's energy has helped. #Huskers— Inside Husker Sports (@InsideHuskers) August 28, 2017
One thing that will be interesting to see is how this energy is on the field as Bob Diaco will be in the booth calling defensive sets. Yes, Bob is a sparkplug. But being away from the sideline keeps him from showing it to the players.