Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Pot Roast remembers when Peyton Manning tried to dance, more

Terrance Knighton (98) reacts to (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Terrance Knighton (98) reacts to (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive line coach Terrance Knighton caught the fall training camp fever on Friday evening. That makes sense since he’s about to enter his first fall camp as a member of the Nebraska football team.

Knighton got into the mood by retweeting a post showing Peyton Manning at Denver Broncos training camp back in the day doing what can only be described as trying to dance. It was not good. Not good at all.

Knighton, who is better known as Pot Roast, wanted every one to know that the attempted dancing looked even worse in person. Knighton was of course, teammates with Manning the year that the Hall of Fame quarterback tried to get down.

“This was so much worse In person,” he wrote, ending with a laughing emoji.

Roger Craig clears hurdle to the Hall of Fame

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Roger Craig has been named a Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 senior semifinalist. Craig was one of the 12 individuals named to the list of candidates.

A couple of weeks ago, Craig advanced to another round of finalists but last year he was stopped short of this particular step in the process. That could be good news for Nebraska football fans who have long been waiting for the former San Francisco 49ers running back to get the recognition he’s due.

Cade Povich moves up

Baltimore Orioles prospect Cade Povich is one step closer to making the major leagues. The former Nebraska baseball star was promoted from AA Bowie to AAA Norfolk on Thursday.

His first outing at the new level didn’t go as planned, but that doesn’t mean the Povich isn’t seeing his pro baseball career be quite successful. For Bowie this season, Povich posted a mediocre 4.87 earned run average, but he’s also mowed through batters with 118 Ks in 81 innings pitched. In his first start with Norfolk, he allowed four earned runs in 2.1 innings but did record three more strikeouts.

Nebraska Cornhuskers volleyball picked second in Big Ten

The Nebraska volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Big Ten by conference coaches this week. The Huskers finished behind four-time defending champion Wisconsin. The Badgers received 13 first-place votes from the league’s coaches.

Three members of the preseason all-conference team were unanimous selections: Nebraska libero/defensive specialist Lexi Rodriguez, Penn State setter Mac Podraza and Purdue outside hitter Eva Hudson.