In order to stop Daniel, the Huskers are concentrating on replicating his play with members of their scout team, in particular, NU quarterback Zac Lee. The NU defense got their first on-field preparations for the Tigers during a 2 ½ workout on Tuesday inside the
“He’s done great,” Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson said of Lee. “He’s got a quick trigger and is a heck of a passer, so they’re very similar. He’s all happy, saying ‘Hey, I got to run the option today.’ “
Defensive Coordinator Kevin Cosgrove agreed that Lee has given the Husker defense a “tremendous picture” of Daniel, especially in preparing for the strength of Daniel’s throwing arm. And while Watson agrees that Lee’s passing strength is similar to Daniel’s, he is also quick to point out that all of the Husker quarterbacks have powerful arms.
“If I said (Zac had the strongest arm), the four other guys would want to fight me,” said Watson with a smile. “He’s got a strong arm, let’s put it like that. He would be in the strongest category.”
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