Huskers ready for Aggies

Bo Pelni said after practice today that the team finished the week off well, and now are looking at only the mental aspect as they get ready to head on the road and face the top 20 Aggies.

Texas A&M has been reborn a bit under new quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has started the last four games, all resulting in victories. For his part, Tannehill has completed over 60 percent of his passes, has thrown for over 1,100 yards and his efficiency rating ranks  him tops in the Big 12.

While Pelini said that when it came to the tempo of this offense under Tannehill still has to be determined, he expected a lot of their stuff being decided at the line. "They do no-huddle, but how fast the tempo is, it's hard to get a real grip on that. But we're prepared for a no-huddle offense," he said. "Every tempo is a little bit different. Every style of offense is a little bit different. You just got to be ready to respond, no matter how fast they are going or whatever the tempo is."

As for the Aggies' junior signal-caller, Pelini said that his traits are pretty easy see. "He's obviously a good athlete from playing another position. He's tough. He's smart. He makes good decisions and he shows the ability to run," Pelini said. "I don't think he's a run-first guy. I think he's more of a pocket guy, but yeah, he can run. He's a good football player."

One of the hot match ups in this game is expected to be Aggie receiver, junior Jeff Fuller versus either senior Prince Amukamara or junior Alfonzo Dennard. Pelini was asked to compare Fuller to Justin Blackmon, the Oklahoma State phenom who lit up Nebraska earlier in the season. Pelini said that the two are physically very different, so it's hard to compare. But he said Fuller will give his guys a good fight. "He's kind of a taller-longer guy, that competes for the ball. He goes up and gets it. Blackmon is more of a speed guy," Pelini said. "Not saying this guy can't run, because he can. I think he has really good ball skills.

"You've got to compete for the football. I suspect that they will throw it up there, try and get a couple one on ones and see if they can go up and win. I have a lot of confidence in our corners and our safeties."

Pelini did say when asked about the health of the team, that where were no issues at all.


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