“I believe our guys will be fresh and our goal has obviously been to have them prepared," said head coach Mike Riley after Thursday's practice. "If we can play fast and prepared, then we’ll be all right.”
Riley mentioned that sophomore safety Antonio Reed will not be playing in the Huskers’ season opener against Fresno State due to a minor knee injury.
“Antonio has had a little bit of a knee issue. He probably is not going to play and hasn’t been practicing,” Riley said. “We might still take him to the hotel, but my guess is he won’t play. He’ll be ready next week we believe"
But good news on the offensive line front. With projected starter Jerald Foster sidelined for the season with a knee injury, the Huskers will be getting senior Corey Whitaker (knee) back on Saturday. It appears he will be in a backup role, but could earn a starting spot back in a few weeks.
"He did a great job. Right now, Sam (Hahn) will start," said Riley. "Corey is ready to go a couple different spots probably.”