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Mike Riley Practice Report: Shawn Eichorst’s Statement, Several Nebraska Players Out vs. Northern Illinois

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The Huskers HC & AD speak to the midia after practice today

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers finished prep for the Northern Illinois Huskies on Thursday afternoon.

After practice, both Head Coach Mike Riley and Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst met the media.

Eichorst spoke first, addressing his abrupt turnaround on the ending of the Black Friday season-ending game for Nebraska.

That would be an interesting trip to Minneapolis for the end of the season. One that most Nebraska fans would be either traveling most of Thanksgiving or even the day before.

Interesting mea culpa on Eichorst’s part. Admittedly, some folks who have wanted the Friday game to stay probably were the loudest ones.

Now on to Mike Riley, who updated folks on the health of several players from earlier this week.

Mikale Wilbon to get his first start in place of Tre Bryant.

Wooo buddy, thats a lot of depth chart running backs on that list. The flu has made its way around the AD, as women’s soccer just canceled a match this weekend because of it.

Here is Riley’s statement about the injuries and situation at RB:

“Tre has not practiced... I was kind of hopping to wait as long as I could. He probably won’t play. (Mikale) Wilbon will start. Jaylin’s (Bradley) going to play. This was a real good practice for him today, but he was not here (ill). It would’ve been great for him to play special team [drills]. We don’t have to change too much with any of the backs. They’re all pretty much all purpose. They all have good hands. They’re all knowledgeable about what we do. They’re all experienced. Mikale and Devine (Ozigbo) a little more so. They’re all versatile enough to play all the time and so is Jaylin.”

Expect Matt Farniok to start at right tackle again, and Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed to split safety duties. But, let’s hope it does not get worse.

The Huskies and Huskers get after it on Saturday morning, with Fox Sports 1 bringing you the motion picture proof.