Huskers look to narrow offensive focus

Nebraska will begin to narrow it's offensive focus for BYU and make sure quarterback Tommy Armstrong is comfortable.

LINCOLN, Neb. – As Nebraska gets closer to the opening game of the season against BYU on Sept. 5, expect offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf to give more opportunities for input from starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong.

“As we narrow our game plan – a lot,” said Langsdorf, when asked about how much input the junior will have.  “We want to make sure he’s comfortable. We want to give him some thoughts. We want him to rank them in a order he likes.”

On Saturday, head coach Mike Riley called this week of practices for the offense crucial – hinting now was the time to start focusing on what Nebraska is doing well in the installed offense.

“When we go through installation, we are thinking big picture for the season,” said Langsdorf. “Now we have to narrow it down to what we do well. Who we are trying to throw the ball to. Who we are trying to feature. And then be covered for all the defensive looks we will get it. There is a big process to this.”

Quarterback Tommy Armstrong says he doesn’t have any plays circled at this point – good or bad.

“I’m pretty comfortable with all of them,” said Armstrong. “They have made it that way for us. It’s simple for us - simple for our receivers. We just need to make sure we are prepared for when we run it.” 


Behind Armstrong, redshirt freshman A.J. Bush and junior Ryker Fyfe are battling to be the Huskers’ backup quarterback. 

Langsdorf was asked about the rising Fyfe on Monday.

“An ability to make plays,” said Langsdorf, when asked what Fyfe has shown him the last few weeks. “He’s done a nice job looking at the defense and getting in the correct order of the progression.”


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