Nebraska loses receiver Jaevon McQuitty to knee injury, Team Jack makes ESPN list, and more
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It is Friday, Aug. 11, and it’s time for Big Red Rising.
Jaevon McQuitty out for the season
Nebraska coach Mike Riley met briefly with the media on Thursday to update the status of a few Huskers. One of those players was Jaevon McQuitty. The freshman wide receiver hurt his knee on a blocking drill and will require surgery. He will be out for the season.
Wide receivers JD Spielman and Keyan Williams were also out with muscle pulls. Both are expected back soon, and wide receivers coach Keith Williams appreciates those players stepping up in their absence.
A practice update
Practice on Thursday took place in Memorial Stadium and we snagged a video of the sights and sounds.
Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and offensive players and assistants were also available after Thursday’s practice. Guard Jerald Foster helped end practice 30 minutes early with a pretty spectacular punt catch. Langsdorf and quarterback Tanner Lee also discussed the offense’s growth over fall camp.
ESPN put together a list of college football’s top 10 viral moments of the past 10 years and the No. 1 spot went to Team Jack and Jack Hoffman’s touchdown run in 2013. It’s a moment no Huskers fan will ever forget.
The Outback Bowl
That’s where Nebraska would head if the season ended right now in CBS Sports’ bowl predictions. The Huskers would face Georgia. However, there’s plenty of season ahead (like, all of it) so no need to worry too much yet.
Nebraska defensive tackle commit Masry Mapieu has put in some hard work this offseason. As a result, he feels he is slimmer and quicker. Nebraska wanted to see him drop a little weight and Mapieu appears to have accomplished that goal, losing 25 pounds to around 290.
A corrupt coach
Former Nebraska athletic director Steve Pederson has written a novel and it’s about a corrupt coach. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette read it and shared their thoughts on the fictional novel.
That’s what Jeopardy host Alex Trebek had to say when a contestant incorrectly identified Nebraska as Oklahoma. You can watch the cringe-worthy moment here.