Ryker Fyfe will be ready at QB if he has to go for Nebraska

Nebraska quarterback Ryker Fyfe took first-team snaps on Tuesday with starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong out.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska backup quarterback Ryker Fyfe took first-team reps on Tuesday with starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong sidelined with a foot injury. 

"I thought Ryker came in and did some nice things today. I thought he looked good in practice and got him a lot of good work," said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. 

Armstrong will be reevaluated on Tuesday night and was seen wearing a boot on Tuesday. He was also wearing a boot on Monday and minutes after the game on Saturady. 

"He's (Ryker) pretty football intelligent and comes from a football family and I think that has helped him," Langsdorf said. "I think he really understands a lot of stuff conceptually that we're doing. He's got a good handle on coverage, and I think he's really just stayed with it, paid attention in meetings. We didn't change anything today. We ran our plan and it looked pretty good."

Fyfe talked with the media and the interview can be heard above. 

"You got to be mentally sharp for when your name is called," said Fyfe, who took 70 percent of the reps on Tuesday. "It's tough. You have to stay loose." 


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