Huskers kick off second full week of fall camp
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Lincoln, Neb. — The Nebraska football team started its second full week of fall camp on Monday morning, practicing in full pads and helmets outside on Ed and Joanne Gass Practice Field for 90 minutes.
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf met with the media after practice highlighting some of the positive takeaways from Saturday’s scrimmage.
“I thought [I-back] Tre [Bryant] was a pleasant surprise,” Langsdorf said. “I knew he’d been practicing well, but I was curious about him in a game situation, but I thought he showed up. I thought he looked good. I thought [quarterback] Tanner [Lee] in a game situation looked the part. He was playing kind of at the end, but he threw some nice balls, and I was excited about that – for the future. Those are the guys that probably flashed the most overall.”
Langsdorf also noted the improvements he’s seen in freshman quarterback Patrick O’Brien.
“I think the [quarterback] competition is great,” Langsdorf said. “I think [Patrick O’Brien] sees that. I think it makes him work harder and play better and we don’t want anyone rolling in here thinking that [they’re going to be the guy]. I think it’s good for all positions to have that competition, and it’s good for him and he’s done some good things. He’s throwing the ball well. I think he’s a work in progress but he’s learning, and I think this competition will be good for him all year.”
It was also announced on Monday that senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was named to the Manning Award Watch List. The award, presented to the top quarterback in the country at the conclusion of the bowl season, marks the fourth watch list Armstrong has been tabbed for. He had previously been selected to watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
The Huskers will continue fall camp with a second, closed practice this afternoon.
Although season tickets are sold out for the 2016 season, fans who want to see the Huskers in person this season at Memorial Stadium can purchase single-game tickets from returning visiting team allotments.
Nebraska Athletics is offering the B1G Pack, where fans can save $10 off single-game pricing and receive a ticket to both the Purdue and Maryland games for $120.
Single-game tickets are also available to the Huskers’ season opener with Fresno State on Sept. 3 ($75) and the Oct. 1 homecoming game against Illinois ($65). To order tickets, visit Huskers.com/tickets or call 1-800-8 BIG RED during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday.-Friday). For more information, visit Huskers.com.