“I’m really impressed by A&M, with (Mike) Goodson, (Jorvorskie) Lane and of course (Stephen) McGee,” head coach Bill Callahan said after the workout. “It’s a triple threat. Everything they do is centered and oriented around the option attack. It’s very interesting to watch all the different frames, schemes and actions that come with the option. They give you a lot to defend.”
The Aggie running game is ranked 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 at 234.5 rushing yards per game. The trio of Goodson, Lane and McGee was a large force in last year’s NU-A&M match-up as each had one rushing touchdown before the Huskers’ thrilling 28-27 come-from-behind win.
“They’re talented,” Callahan said. “But the thing I’m most impressed with is their offensive line. You can’t run the ball and have the success they’re having without that front five. They’re doing a real nice job.”
Rain forced the Huskers inside for the second straight day, but the Huskers remained positive as they look to get back on the winning track with just one full practice remaining in the week.
“We had a very spirited practice,” Callahan said. “The guys worked hard and were upbeat. It’s a credit to their resiliency and focus.”