LINCOLN, Neb. — As of early Tuesday afternoon, Ryker Fyfe is still the starting quarterback for Nebraska.
Coach Mike Riley said senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. is “doing well.” But there was no update on whether Armstrong will play Saturday against Minnesota. Armstrong was taken to the hospital during the Ohio State game. He did return but is undergoing concussion protocol this week.
With Fyfe the offense may change a bit, Riley said.
“We’ll have a foundation of what we’ll do, but the focus might change a little bit,” Riley said during the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday. “Ryker is not necessarily Tommy in some of the stuff that we have been doing. The emphasis on the running game without the tailback and with the receiver, that’ll be amplified.”
Riley also said there are things about Fyfe’s game he likes, including his quick release and his accuracy.
“And he has been around for a long time,” Riley said. “He’ll do a fine job.”