October 31, 2014

Walk-on trying to win starting job on o-line–Big Red Report for 8/23 (AUDIO)

Nebraska continues to search for their best starting five on the offensive line. Co-offensive line coach John Garrison, says they are still working through different combinations and hope to have that narrowed down by the end of the week.  One player, making a big move for starting playing time is Justin Jackson, a 6’3 280 pound lineman from Norris High School.

Jackson turned down scholarship offers from smaller schools including Nebraska-Omaha to walk on at Nebraska where he started out on the defensive line. He moved to the offensive line in the spring of last year, but then midway through the season, injuries forced him to move back to defense. So in a short amount of time, he’s excelled and now has a chance to start.

Former Husker quarterback Cody Green, who was the first freshman to start at quarterback at Nebraska since Tommie Frazier in 1992, didn’t have his career at NU pan out the way he had hoped. He made four starts and played in 18 games before he transferred.  Now he’s been named the starting quarterback for Tulsa. 

AUDIO Hear from co-offensive line coach John Garrison and get more on Cody Green on this Big Red Report (2:00)