With the Nebraska Cornhuskers opening fall camp in a matter of days, the staff of Husker Corner got together for our Corner Table discussion on a few topics we are looking forward to. Featured Columnist Jimmie Allen, Staff Writer Joshua Shaw, and I talked about position battles, team leaders, and players we are looking forward to watching. Today we will focus on the first question.
- What position battle are you most looking forward to in fall camp?
John: I’m looking forward to watching the competition at tight end. With both Kyler Reed and Ben Cotton graduating, it will be interesting to see who can step in and produce.
Jake Long is likely going to get most of the reps based on his experience, but Sam Cotton and David Sutton should be an interesting battle in camp. One of them will earn the number two spot on the depth chart. I wouldn’t be surprised if true freshman Cethan Carter found his way into a few games as well.
Jimmie: The position battle I am looking forward to is the outside linebacker position. We all know what senior Zaire Anderson brings to the table. He will be the leader of the defense. Anderson saw limited playing time in his first season in Lincoln, due to learning the playbook and injuries. What he did in the offseason is more respectable than anything he could have done on the field. Not only did he finish a football game with a torn ACL, he approached the offseason head on, and seems ready to come back with a purpose. You can argue that he had the most impressive spring game of any Husker. The question is, who will play outside of him?