Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team practiced inside the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields for just less than two hours on Thursday evening in shorts and helmets
Head Coach Mike Riley addressed the media after practice, beginning with the injury report.
On quarterback Tanner Lee, Riley said “if everything checks out okay after today’s practice and heading into tomorrow’s walk through, he will be cleared to play. How we do that, we have not yet decided what that means about playing time.”
Eric Lee has been cleared from concussion protocol and should be able to play as well as Zack Darlington. Aaron Williams is also likely to play.
Riley also mentioned that Connor Ketter will not play this Saturday, Conor Young is likely out for the regular season with a high ankle sprain and Luke Gifford had surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season.
On quarterback Patrick O’Brien, Riley said he’s “been impressed and impressed with how he went into the game. He’s done very well, very sharp.”
Riley announced that David Knevel will start at right guard on Saturday. “He’s an impressive physical figure in there and it reminds me of when a few years ago we put Zach Sterup inside. David’s deal has not been about playing ability, it’s been about being healthy.”
“You just kind of have to play the game that you’re in,” Riley said of the rainy conditions expected at Penn State. “We spent almost all of our time
on the grass. Tuesday was wet and grey, grass was wet all day and hopefully that was good for us.”
Nebraska will continue its preparation for Penn State on Friday. The Huskers will kick off on Saturday at 3 p.m.