Quick hits from the rest of Bo Pelini’s comments after practice — the ones that didn’t deal with sophomore left tackle Tyler Moore, that is. You can find those here.
>> Coach Bo Pelini said Nebraska ran more than 100 plays in its scrimmage Saturday.
“The tempo was really good offensively,” he said. “We have a lot in. We have a lot in defensively. Obviously, it’s a team game. A breakdown here, a breakdown there. But, overall, I thought it was pretty good execution.”
>> Pelini said senior defensive end Joe Carter made “significant progress” in the last three practices and is “light-years ahead of where he was a year ago, with another galaxy to go.”
“But he’s really worked at it,” Pelini said. “He’s strong. You’re really starting to see his athleticism come out.”
>> NU staff remains undecided on how it will handle kickoff coverage this year, as the ball’s been moved up five yards, allowing kicker Brett Maher more opportunities at touchbacks. The ball also starts at the 25-yard line instead of the 20 in case of a touchback.
“People put a little bit too much into the five yards,” Pelini said, “Because then you’re slowing down your kickoff team. There’s a lot to consider as far as that’s concerned. There’ll be some strategy involved. But at the end of the day we’re not making any wholesale changes.”
>> The Huskers top kickoff returners right now are Ameer Abdullah, Braylon Heard, Tim Marlowe and Kenny Bell.
>> Sophomore kicker Mauro Bondi may redshirt as Maher handles all kicking duties.
>> No new updates on Jared Afalava, the last of the 2012 recruiting class signees yet to academically qualify.
>> Pelini had no comment on Jonathan Rose, the Auburn cornerback who said Friday he’s transferring to Nebraska.
>> Pelini said NU’s in “good shape” with injuries.
>> The Huskers take off Sunday — their first day off in eight days.