The Huskers are zeroing in on the depth available at several positions and looking to utilize some of the younger talent to provide options on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.
“All the way back in training camp, we talked about how we were going to develop the young players so that when this time of the season hit, we would be able to use them,” Head Coach Bill Callahan said following Thursday’s practice. “We’re going to get to do that this weekend. We’re going to try and use as many of those guys as we can to help us.”
Callahan spoke at length about the possibility of freshman running back Marcus Mendoza stepping into the lineup this weekend. If Mendoza, who joined the Husker roster last January, is added to the ground game,
“We think that Marcus gives us a spark. He gives us a different style of back,” Callahan said. “He’s a quick guy and a fast guy and kind of a change-of-direction guy with very good speed.”
The Huskers were again forced indoors due to inclement weather to finish their practice week with a 2 1/2 hour workout inside the
Announced prior to Thursday’s practice,
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In addition to his on-field talents, Christensen is a standout performer in the classroom, carrying a 3.651 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in construction management. He was a 2006 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 pick and a CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-District VII selection. Christensen has also been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll each of his first six semesters on campus.
The Jake Young Memorial Scholarship was made possible by generous donations from friends and family, Husker fans across the nation and by a generous donation from Lynn and Dana Roper. The Roper’s were Young’s