NU FB: Huskers Begin Second Week of Spring

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The Nebraska football team began its second full week of spring season practice on Monday, practicing indoors for two and a half hours in full pads.

Following practice, Tommy Armstrong met with the local media to talk about the spring season, beginning with the areas he is working on.

“I'm just working on making smarter decisions,” Armstrong said. “Leadership is going to come. Making better decisions and putting my teammates in the best possible place is the main thing I need to focus on this year.”

A major factor in Armstrong's success this season will be the play of Nebraska's offensive line. On Monday Armstrong expressed his confidence in their ability to get the job done.

“Last year we had a bunch of guys who rotated, and this year we're pretty much doing the same thing,” Armstrong said. “I feel like it just takes time. This spring we're putting a bunch of different guys in different places just to see how they do. Overall, I think the offensive line corps are all on the same page.”

Armstrong also noted the impression redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor has made so far this spring.

“(Adam) Taylor has worked hard,” Armstrong said. “He's still young, but at the same time he's been working. He shows it in the weight room, off the field and on the field. He's strong, he's physical and he goes out there and runs hard.”

Including Taylor, Armstrong is excited about Nebraska's entire backfield and believes the team has a good head start on the coming season.

“I think we have a good squad coming into next year,” Armstrong said. “The main thing is having everybody on the same page and this year we feel like we have a bunch of backs ready to go.”

Nebraska returns to the practice field on Wednesday to continue its second full week of spring practice. The Huskers will also practice on Thursday evening before breaking for Spring Break, and then resuming spring workouts on March 31.