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Friday Flakes: Going Forward Nebraska’s Young Wide Receivers Should Be Good to Go After Bye Week

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Yesterday at the press conference Coach Rhule was asked about Coach McGwire and the wide receiver room.

He said that McGwire had to take many steps up in terms of his coaching with everything he has had to deal with this season.

Rhule also said that playing early at the wide receiver position is one of the more difficult things to do as a player. However, with this bye week the young receivers should know what is going on and what to do against certain coverages that they should be good to go the rest of the season.

We shall see!

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This week, HuskerOnline sat down with Louie Vaccher of WildcatReport to breakdown Northwestern in the “Ask the Expert” column. He talks the Wildcats’ surprising .500 start, the health of quarterback Ben Bryant and interim head coach David Braun’s shot at the full-time job.

Here are Vaccher’s thoughts and score prediction for Saturday’s game.

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Nebraska held its final full practice of the week on Thursday morning leading up to this weekend’s home game vs. Northwestern.

Here is a full recap of what head coach Matt Rhule had to say about the Huskers…