Watson Addresses QB Situation

The Nebraska football team continued preparations for their 2010 season opener with a full-padded practice Tuesday afternoon on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields. After practice, offensive coordinator Shawn Watson addressed the quarterback situation and said they are “still competing.”

“We haven't talked about it,” Watson said when asked about whether or not there was going to be a set rotation. “We discuss it every day. Don't think we don't talk about it. We do. Bo and I have a plan.”

Watson said that there would not be any wrinkles in this week's offense and the Huskers are going to turn their plan loose and play.

“It's time to put it out there for us and see where we're at,” Watson said.

When asked why the Huskers were not announcing a No. 1 quarterback, Watson said the coaching staff decided before fall camp that when they felt like there was a clear cut starter they would address it then.

“The good thing is, the reason that it isn't (announced), is because they've all three played so well,” Watson said. “They've played at a high level and complimented in a lot of respects. They've had to, to stay in the hunt. It's been a great competition and it's really, really close.”

The Huskers will continue to prepare for their season opener Wednesday afternoon. Nebraska squares off against the Hilltoppers this Saturday at Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m.