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Spring Game Players to Watch (Offense)

Nebraska’s annual Red-White Scrimmage kicks off Saturday.

Every year, one or two players break out and have huge games, prompting a whirlwind of speculation and hype. Husker Corner breaks down which players to watch for in Saturday’s game.

Kyler Reed

Tim Beck said he wants to get the tight end more involved in Nebraska’s offense. Nebraska has no more dangerous weapon at tight end than Kyler Reed. While Reed’s production dipped last season due to a lingering injury, Reed is back to 100 percent and looks to be a big part of the Husker offense in 2012. Look for the Huskers to use Reed in the play action game, even in a toned back, basic version of the offense the Huskers plan on showing Saturday.

Ameer Abdullah/Aaron Green

Since Rex Burkhead will only participate in a limited role in Saturday’s scrimmage, both sophomore running backs figure to have huge roles in the game. Both Abdullah and Green are battling for carries behind Burkhead, and the battle is expected to rage on into the fall. Look for both backs to play their hearts out and try to make a statement. Which back will come out on top? We may find out Saturday.

Mike Marrow/C.J. Zimmerer

Next to the battle at running back, the fight for the fullback spot is the top battle among the Huskers’ skill players. Huge hype is surrounding the big back, Mike Marrow, but C.J. Zimmerer continues to linger. Not much is known about why Zimmerer continues to push Marrow for playing time, but it could become apparent early in Saturday’s game.

By Chris Peters

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