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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