After practice, both Head Coach Mike Riley and Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst met the media.
AD Eichorst reiterating his statement about considering Black Friday games in future. Said he made mistake on Tuesday. Heard from many. pic.twitter.com/AC0KRCyzGW— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) September 14, 2017
Eichorst spoke first, addressing his abrupt turnaround on the ending of the Black Friday season-ending game for Nebraska.
Eichorst says he's already been in contact with Minnesota about playing Friday after Thanksgiving in 2020 and 2021. #Huskers— Brian Rosenthal (@GBRosenthal) September 14, 2017
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.
Eichorst: "I hope I'm someone who's willing to listen and do the right thing." #Huskers— Tommy Rezac (@Tommy_KLIN) September 14, 2017
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 will get his first career start Saturday. Tre Bryant didn't practice and will likely rest this game. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 14, 2017
Mikale Wilbon to get his first start in place of Tre Bryant.
INJURY UPDATE— Derek Peterson (@DrPetey15) September 14, 2017
Tre Bryant - OUT
Joshua Kalu - OUT
David Knevel - OUT
Jaylin Bradley - Flu, maybe#Huskers
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.
Aaron Williams had a shoulder injury this week. Antonio Reed had a thumb injury. Neither practiced with contact this week. But they'll play.— Connor Happer (@ConnorHapper) September 14, 2017
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