Twitter News Roundup
Good news and bad news this week coming out of Lincoln after nearly a week of every media outlet trying to assess the state of the program. The Minnesota loss lent itself to much debate, and now, there appears to be some action from the coaches on both sides of the ball to make changes.
In what is likely the least surprising bit of news, Tommy Armstrong will be starting against the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend. QB Taylor Martinez is suffering from new ailments along with the existing ones, hence the need for a healthy starter to bring a spark to the offense.
This won't surprise, but Bo Pelini did confirm while on "Sports Nightly" this evening that Tommy Armstrong will start Saturday. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) October 31, 2013
On the other side of the ball, the coaches took away the blackshirts in practice. Defensive coordinator John Papuchis indicated that the team "didn't do anything well enough" to earn wearing them this week. Trying to get a spark from the linebackers, Position coach Ross Els is moving a few pieces around. Michael Rose will start in the middle and David Santos will move to weakside.
Practice Report: Changes at LB, Armstrong to start, Afalava out. http://t.co/esLZMy9gRm— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) October 31, 2013
On the unfortunate side of things came the following tweet out Wednesday from wide receiver walk-on Tyler Wullenwaber:
Well, it's been a great ride! But my body doesn't want me to play football anymore and it's time to start a new chapter in my life.— Tyler Wullenwaber (@TWullenwaber82) October 30, 2013
He already dealt with a medical hardship in 2012 for a season-ending injury to his knee against UCLA. He also has to fight through a shoulder injury earlier in his career as well. The speedy receiver embodied the spirit of the walk on program.
In the strange/sad news of the day, ex-Nebraska defensive coach Carl Pelini (and brother of Bo) has resigned as the head coach of Florida Atlantic due to allegations related to drug use. He later admitted to the use of illegal drugs as part of the resignation. Bo has not apparently heard any more than what was reported by the media at this point, but is surely disappointed by the news.
Talked to Bo Pelini. He hadn't heard and didn't know any more about Carl Pelini's situation than what media outlets had reported.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 30, 2013