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Nebraska received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Tyjon Lindsey.

Lindsey committed to the Buckeyes in August before reopening his recruitment earlier this month. Now heading to fellow Big Ten outfit Nebraska, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound wideout stands as the Huskers' biggest catch of the 2017 cycle to date. Rivals ranks Lindsey as their No. 41 overall prospect in this class. Over the summer, outlet recruiting director Mike Farrell singled out Lindsey for his explosive nature, one which he makes work for him even despite his outwardly small stature.
Source: Rivals
Jan 15 - 11:38 AM

Nebraska hired former UConn HC Bob Diaco as defensive coordinator.

Diaco, 43, lost his head-coaching gig at UConn in December after posting a rough 11-26 record over the course of three seasons at the helm of the Huskies' ship. That Titanic-esque stint has done nothing to dull his gleam on the coordinating circuit, though, as he was also reportedly receiving interest from Arkansas in regards to a role on their defensive staff. The head-coaching dealie might not have worked out for Diaco, but he has previous success as an assistant, having spent the four seasons prior to his UConn years acting as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator. In 2012, he was named the winner of the Broyles Award, handed out annually to the nation's best assistant coach.
Jan 13 - 7:00 PM

Bart Pohlman of Sports Talk with Bo reports that Arkansas has interviewed former UConn HC Bob Diaco for a position on the defensive staff.

Diaco was fired by the Huskies during the holiday season, but his name has popped up in several coaching rumors of late. Not only has he reportedly interviewed with Arkansas, Sean Callhan of Husker Online is hearing that Diaco is now a leading candidate for Nebraska's defensive coordinator gig. That job popped open on Wednesday, as the Cornhuskers opted to part ways with DC Mark Banker. Given the current level of interest in Diaco, it would not be a surprise if he landed a new gig by early next week -- if not sooner.
Jan 12 - 8:13 PM

Ohio State four-star 2017 verbal WR commit Tyjon Lindsey has reopened his recruitment.

Lindsey initially committed to Ohio State in late August, but he opted to take a step back in order to reassess his options on Wednesday. The Buckeyes, of course, are essentially The Blob in recruiting and one de-commitment does little to affect the overall shape of their class. Following the 5-foot-9, 175-pounder's decommitment, both Penn State and Michigan State jumped to throw him fresh offers. He was seriously considering Nebraska at the time of his Ohio State pledge, making the Cornhuskers a program to watch as the wideout adjusts his focus. Scout.com ranks Lindsey as the No. 47 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Jan 12 - 5:34 PM

Nebraska fired defensive coordinator Mark Banker.

This one took us by surprise, as Banker is a longtime top lieutenant of HC Mike Riley who coached alongside Riley for 20 seasons at four stops. Nebraska finished only No. 10 in the Big Ten in 2016 in yards per play allowed, however, leading to Banker's demise.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 2:42 PM

Nebraska senior QB Ryker Fyfe completed 17-of-36 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 38-24 loss to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.

Fyfe started in place of the injured Tommy Armstrong (hamstring). Despite a few nice moments from the quarterback, Nebraska never seemed close to extricating itself from a 21-7 halftime disadvantage. Just once in the second half did the Huskers manage to draw within one touchdown. That came after Fyfe ran the ball in from nine yards out with 10:02 remaining in the contest. Tennessee would subsequently answer with a 59-yard touchdown pass from QB Josh Dobbs to Josh Malone to essentially put the game away.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:31:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Ryker Fyfe will start in place of the injured Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) in Friday's Music City Bowl.

Fyfe has spent December readying for this start, as Armstrong has never seriously looked like he might see the field against Tennessee. In seven games this season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has thrown for 315 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) will not play against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday.

Armstrong suffered a severe hamstring injury against Minnesota in November. The Cornhuskers have been prepping Ryker Fyfe as a starter during practice this month, so Armstrong's absence for the Music City Bowl shouldn't come as a surprise.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:37:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Ryker Fyfe will likely start against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday.

While Fyfe is on the mend from a broken wrist, regular starter Tommy Armstrong is himself recovering from a severe hamstring injury. Fyfe looks to have healed up faster. He has filled in for Armstrong before this season, including a 220-yard showing against Maryland in the second-to-last game of the season. That game, by the by, was the one in which Fyfe initially broke his wrist. He will try to seal a 10-win campaign for the Cornhuskers come Friday.
Source: Land of 10
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:20:00 PM

Land of 10's Chris Heady relays that Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (hamstring) "likely won't play" in Friday's showdown with Tennessee in the Music City Bowl.

Armstrong continues to recover from what backup QB Ryker Fyfe referred to as a torn hamstring. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt senior gunslinger initially suffered the injury versus Minnesota midway through November. Assuming Armstrong can't give it a go on Friday, it will be Fyfe's show against the Volunteers.
Source: Land of 10
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:13:00 PM

UConn fired head coach Bob Diaco after three seasons.

We will miss Bob Diaco's incoherent press conferences more than you know. Over three seasons as head coach, Diaco led the Huskies to an 11-26 record, including 3-9 this year. He received a two year contract extension this past spring, which was supposed to keep him at UConn until 2020. He previously coached at Notre Dame as the school's defensive coordinator.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Nebraska senior S Nate Gerry has been ruled academically ineligible for the Music City Bowl.

"He didn't do anything behavior-wise, or something that would be a violation of a rule that I have. So it wasn't a coach's decision," said HC Mike Riley. Gerry, himself, took to Facebook, writing, "I did not fulfill my academic responsibilities this semester and I want to apologize to my teammates and to Husker Nation." Through 12 games, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound senior had recorded 74 tackles (second-most on the team), four interceptions and an octet of pass breakups. Sans Gerry, Nebraska will take on Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on December 30.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:06:00 PM

Nebraska senior QB Ryker Fyfe said that redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong is recovering from a torn hamstring.

Armstrong initially suffered a hamstring injury against Minnesota in mid-November. He managed to play (ineffectively) against Iowa in the regular-season finale. In that contest, Fyfe said, Armstrong was just 30%. "He can barely run. He has a torn hamstring," Fyfe said. "That usually lasts four to six weeks and he came back in a week so you have got to give him more credit for going out there even more than he deserves." Obviously, Fyfe is not a member of Nebraska's training staff, but at the very least, his comments would seem to strongly indicate that Armstrong should be considered a major question mark for the Music City Bowl on December 30.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 07:13:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior WR Jordan Westerkamp will undergo knee surgery.

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that Westerkamp suffered a torn meniscus while making a non-contact cut during practice this week. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound redshirt senior has already been ruled out for the Music City Bowl. Now looking at a recovery timetable of several months, Westerkamp will likely miss out on a healthy chunk of the draft process. He had previously accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game to get that process started. Westerkamp finishes his Nebraska career having caught 167 passes for 2,474 yards and 18 touchdowns. Those 167 receptions are good for second most in school history.
Source: Scout.com
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 07:29:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that the team is preparing as though senior QB Ryker Fyfe (wrist) will start in the Music City Bowl.

Tommy Armstrong continues to nurse a hamstring injury and sat out Friday's practice. While Fyfe, himself, broke his wrist against Maryland in the penultimate game of the season, that does not look to be a potential hampering issue come the Cornhuskers' December 30 bowl match-up with Tennessee. In his lone start this season (against the aforementioned Terrapins), the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior completed 23-of-37 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 04:30:00 PM


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