BRR practice donuts (8-13-14)

Topics: Pelini's competition report, the quarterback race, and Harvey's observations.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska practiced on Wednesday morning for nearly an hour and a half, as the Husker continue their second week of fall camp. After the workout, head coach Bo Pelini talked with the media on assortment of topics.

“We have made good progress, and we have good competition going on,” Pelini said. “They have gone back-and-forth a lot. I think a couple of days ago the offense really got after the defense and it was really vice-versa last night. It has been pretty spirited competition.

“The thing is, it is about executing both offensively and defensively. It is not about who wins and losses in a particular drill. We are looking at execution on both sides of the ball, guys doing the right thing. We are mixing a lot of things personnel wise, and I am seeing a lot of good things but I see we have a ways to go.”


Nebraska has practiced 11 times as of Wednesday morning this fall, and while sophomore quarterback Tommy Armstrong would still be the starter if there was a game today, it appears the Texas native hasn’t won the job just quite yet.

“Right now, obviously the top three are Tommy, Ryker [Fyfe], and Johnny [Stanton] in probably that order,” said Pelini. “But I think they have all had their good days and bad days. They are all growing. There is a lot more to be done right now.

“We are looking for the guy who can execute consistently, in all phases of the game and can execute the offense. I think all those guys have a little ways to go.”


* Kenny Bell sat out Wednesday’s morning practice for an undisclosed reason. Terrell Newby (unknown), Brandon Reilly (hamstring), Gabe Miller (back), and Jaevon Walton (personal) also missed the workout.

* Senior linebacker Zaire Anderson only practiced for a few minutes on Wednesday, before heading off to a class. His replacement was redshirt freshman Courtney Love.

* Nebraska offensive lineman Jake Cotton says the defensive line is “scary” and that he will like Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins a lot more when he doesn’t have to face them anymore. Video from the senior offensive lineman is coming on Big Red Report.

* Freshman linebacker Jaevon Walton is expected to be back in Lincoln in the coming days and might practice with the Huskers by the end of the week according to Pelini.

* Senior defensive back Josh Mitchell says the defense is “pretty close” to his expectations of where they should be at through week one. Mitchell says the defense is a lot further than they where at this point last year.

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