Tommy Armstrong's leadership style

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley was asked about Tommy Armstrong's leadership style on Monday.

LINCOLN, Neb. – Head coach Mike Riley has had his fair share of quarterbacks over the years. Each one had a different leadership style.

On Monday, Riley was asked to assess starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong in the area of leadership.

"With that position, I’ve seen them all. I think that he reminds me of Matt Moore that we had at Oregon State that’s playing for the Dolphins,” said Riley. “Matt would get fired up and he kind of had fun with it. Lyle Moevao was like that. Sean Canfield that was an All-Pac 10 quarterback at that time and Sean Mannion. [They were] relatively quiet guys, but Sean was a three-time captain because of the respect that people had for him because of his work – everybody knew that. Tommy’s got a little bit of all of that. He’s good vocally and he’s good as an example, and I think the last part of that is the most important part – the vocal part without the actions behind it doesn’t blend into good leadership."


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