Some key sights and sounds from NU’s practice Thursday:
>> “He’s the ultimate backup quarterback. Ultimate. Picture a backup quarterback. Sits in the meeting room with coffee, maybe a donut, may not play much, and I’ll tell you: He knows the offense. He’ll say, ‘Hey coach, how about if we did this and did this? Why don’t we put the protection over there?’ And I’ll say: ‘That’s pretty good, Ron.’ He’s sharp. He knows what’s going on. He’s really good to have in there.” — offensive coordinator Tim Beck on senior Omaha Westside walk-on quarterback Ron Kellogg III.
“Everything we do in a normal practice for us involves everything except taking guys to the ground. So when we do turn that up a little bit, the only difference in everything we do is we’re actually finishing the play. But especially from a defensive line and offensive line perspective, every day is a full go, so it doesn’t really change that much.” — defensive coordinator John Papuchis describing the difference between a normal practice and scrimmage live work.
Former Husker receiver Tim Marlowe showing NU junior receiver Tyler Wullenwaber a few moves after practice.
Beck talking one-on-one with redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong, well after most of the players and coaches had left the field Thursday night.
Wide receivers Jamal Turner and Alonzo Moore walking off the turf without pads.
Video: NU offensive coordinator Tim Beck
Video: NU defensive coordinator John Papuchis