No excuses: We need to do our job

55 yards rushing is 55 yards rushing. Even for pass happy teams that isn't good. But for a team like Nebraska, which prides itself on being physical, that's problematic. You could make excuses as to why things happened against Virginia Tech the way they did, but for offensive lineman Jaivorio Burkes, excuses don't matter. He says they just need to do a better job.
September 29, 2008

Post Practice Audio Bytes

Check out audio from today's practice as Head Coach Bo Pelini talks about progress through the halfway point of Fall camp along with injuries and special teams. Also check out comments from offensive lineman Matt Slauson as he talked about the rotation on the offensive line, the competition, making it fun and Ricky Henry.
August 16, 2008

Debut done

Game one is in the books and for only the third true freshman to start on the offensive line for Nebraska since 1972, Jaivorio Burkes took to his role in stride. It would be something to ask him to do it at home, but his first game came on the road and against the Texas Longhorns. The game ended up as a loss, but it was a big plus for Burkes as he now knows what he needs to work on to get better.
October 30, 2007

Jaivorio Burkes meets the media

Offensive linemen aren't really expected to do a lot their first year at Nebraska. Between the system and the complex techniques, it's considered improbable for any freshman to overcome. That's an adjustment which freshman Jaivorio Burkes admits will be tough. But he's planning on giving it his best try.
August 11, 2007

Burkes talks about his commitment

How can you defeat about 1,300 miles? Have some of your closest friends join you in Lincoln from various areas of Arizona to play football. Nebraska has landed commitments from six players from Arizona, five prep and one junior college, and all of the prep players know each other from either the field of the hard court.
January 2, 2007

Huskers land big one from Arizona!

It wasn't long ago that many wondered when Nebraska might be landing their first offensive lineman. Nebraska only brought in four offensive lineman for officials, but they have been very efficient with those four visitors. Marcel Jones was one of the four and committed last week. Today, Nebraksa got the second of the four offensive line visitors to commit.
December 26, 2006