LINCOLN, Neb – Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong rushed for 705 yards in 2014 – finding the end zone eight times on 145 carries.
When Mike Riley and his new Nebraska coaching staff took over the program, many fans felt Armstrong’s days as a runner might be limited going forward.
While offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf wants Armstrong to try to limit his hits, it doesn’t mean the assistant coach doesn’t want the junior signal-caller to take off if he needs to.
Armstrong has a green light.
“We’ve known in our past that a guy with his running ability can really hurt a defense,” said Langsdorf. “He for sure has a green light to make plays. We aren’t going to turn him into a statue by any means.”