Practice Notes: Nebraska QB Tanner Lee gets two years of eligibility, 5-star WR Joseph Lewis watches from the sidelines
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Huskers scrimmaged first-team offense versus first-team defense full speed for the first time in fall camp on Saturday afternoon. Some notes from practice:
- Freshman DB Greg Simmons was carted off the field after a nasty collision late in practice. Coach Mike Riley said after practice Simmons was able to move his extremities.
- 5-star WR Joseph Lewis watched practice from the sidelines. Several coaches wore red shirts with a Nebraska logo and the number four on them, which is the number Lewis wears at Hawkins High School in Los Angeles. After practice, while Riley spoke with the media, Lewis talked with wide receivers coach Keith Williams in the middle of the field.
- Tulane transfer QB Tanner Lee will sit out this season and will be eligible for two seasons, Riley said after practice. At Tulane, Lee threw for 1,639 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015, and 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014.
- At the quarterback position, Riley was pleased with how Tommy Armstrong played on Saturday afternoon. Riley especially liked that Armstrong was making what he calls “Tommy Plays,” like rolling out and hitting WR Brandon Reilly deep down field.
- The first team offense played 25 live plays, which was the goal of the practice, Riley said.
- Riley specifically pointed out a few Huskers he thought had a good day on Saturday, including CB Chris Jones practice and LB Marcus Newby.
- Both the offensive and defensive lines are coming along well, Riley said. “For sure our defensive line is on the rise,” Riley said. He said it will be key for Nebraska to develop pass rushers from this group.
- Freshman RB Tre Bryant was arguably the most impressive Husker on Saturday, breaking off for a few big runs. The coaching staff has not decided whether or not Bryant will redshirt this year with senior Terell Newby, sophomore Devine Ozigbo and sophomore Mikale Wilbon all potential running backs.