Sophomore quarterback Tommy Armstrong throws a pass at practice.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Beck Likes Overall QB Progression

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team began its second full week of fall camp Monday morning with a 90-minute practice at the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields outside of the Hawks Championship Center.

Nebraska Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck met with the media following practice, noting that he has really liked how the three NU quarterbacks have progressed so far this camp.

“I like it. I like the way they are improving---their decision making, getting rid of the ball on time,” Beck said. “I am really pleased. That is probably one of the groups that has made the biggest jump in the last three days.”

According to Beck, the quarterbacks are starting to grasp the offensive playbook much better, making more time for the players to review the plays, instead of learning the plays.

“I think they have, like anything, it’s hard, they have a lot of their plate and are a little bit rusty,” he said. “It is making more sense to them. We have been able to get everything in so you can see their development and growth now.”

After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini announced that redshirt freshman running back Adam Taylor suffered a broken ankle Saturday, giving no timetable on his return. Beck mentioned that he feels bad for Taylor, and hopes that he will return even stronger than ever.

 “I feel bad for Adam. He has had a great Spring and was really playing well this fall. My heart goes out for him. He has worked extremely hard, but on the same token, it is a very loaded position for us.”

A Husker newcomer that has been garnering a lot of attention at practice has been freshman wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El. An Alexandria, Va., native, Pierson-El’s has impressed the catching the coaching staff with his dynamic playmaking ability.

 “He is a very electrifying player. I know special-teams wise we are looking at him as well,” Beck said. “He has helped us. He is a little overwhelmed as most freshmen are, but he’s coming.”

Nebraska will take a break before going back out on the practice field for their second practice of the day. The Huskers will be practicing ‘two-a-days’ for the remainder of the week.

Nebraska fans are reminded about their opportunity to be on hand at Memorial Stadium as the Huskers kick off the 2014 season. Fans can purchase the Cornhusker Kickoff Combo package for the Florida Atlantic game on Aug. 30 and the matchup with McNeese State on Sept. 6. The two-game package can be purchased at for $100. Fans can also purchase single-game tickets to all games other than the Miami and Minnesota games at 


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