Practice Notes: No update on status of Nebraska WR coach Keith Williams, Mike Riley says
LINCOLN, Neb. — Two-a-days are in full swing at fall camp in Lincoln. Some notes from the Huskers early morning practice.
- Wide receivers coach Keith Williams was not at practice on Wednesday morning. Williams was arrested last Sunday and pled not guilty on Monday to a DUI charge.
- Coach Mike Riley said there is nothing new to add in terms of Williams’ status with the team. Riley said he has spoken with Williams and Riley and the administration is still in the processes of determining his status with the team.
- Freshman Greg Simmons, who was carted off the field during Nebraska’s scrimmage on Saturday afternoon, was at practice in street clothes.
- The Huskers switched it up and practiced with no pads in the morning.
- Freshman Tre Bryant took some reps at kick return.
- In the punt return game, senior WR Jordan Westerkamp said the current plan is to have him catch the kicks for now and slowly rotate junior Demornay Pierson-El into that role. Pierson-El earned his stripes returning punts in freshman year, which helped earn him an second-team All-American selection by USA Today.
- Westerkamp said most of the wide receiver duties have been taken over by Graduate Assistant Hardie Buck while Williams is gone. Buck has been in the room with the receivers in film sessions. On the field, Westerkamp said it’s a mix of Buck, Langsdorf and Riley helping out.
- Westerkamp was out with a leg injury on Wednesday and has been for awhile now. He said he’s been treating it like crazy and is reading to be back on the field as soon as possible. “Watching practice is one of the most frustrating things in the world,” he said.