News And Notes From Nebraska Football’s Tenth Practice

Another practice, another slew of notes about how Nebraska football’s shaping up heading into the 2014 season. Let’s have a look at how this morning’s practice turned out:

– Quarterback depth chart announced as Tommy Armstrong-Ryker Fyfe-Johnny Stanton as of today.

– The green no contact jersey wasn’t worn my Armstrong, though there wasn’t much contact with any of the quarterbacks.

– Johnny Stanton was more accurate than he had been today in the quarterback drills.

– Red zone drill was the only one pitting the No. 1 offense vs No. 1 defense. Mostly passing targets against secondary. Linemen weren’t used in the drill

– Going into it, cornerback Josh Mitchell was calling for the secondary to be the “No Fly Zone”. Mitchell said after practice that won’t be a mantra for the secondary, he was just having fun.

– Defense stood out in this drill early, only giving up dump off and underneath routes. Mitchell especially stood out and looked the part of  a lock down corner.

– Running back Terrell Newby and wide receiver Brandon Reilly didn’t practice. Kenny Bell also sat out.

– Tight end Greg Hart was rolled up on apparently causing injury.

– Left tackle Alex Lewis back practicing after spending a good deal of time sitting out.

– Sedrick King, Peyton Newell and Mick Stoltenberg were all named as potential backup defensive ends.

– Cornerback Daniel Davie still getting reps with the first string defense.

– Cornerback Jonathan Rose got a majority of the looks in early fall camp.

– Nickel backs Byerson Cockrell and Josh Kalu struggled in the red zone drill, giving up at least three touchdowns.

– Pelini is especially passionate when working with the cornerbacks and safeties.

– Foltz looked more consistent than he did in 2013 and showed off his strong leg, booting a couple 50-plus yards.

– Nebraska ran through a couple punt return and gunner drills today. Seemingly a lot of attention paying to that unit.

– Ameer Abdullah wants the best 11 out there on special teams, regardless of their position on the team.

– Defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins got work with the second line of defense on the punt team.

– True freshman wide receiver Glenn Irons may be falling out of favor in the punt returner race. He didn’t participate with the others in one drill and had a punt bounce off his chest in another.

– Other notable players getting reps with the first string include: tight end Trey Foster, linebacker Courtney Love and right guard Mike Moudy.

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