Nebraska’s Ryker Fyfe says starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong was only at 30 percent in the Huskers’40-10 loss at Iowa with an injured hamstring. Armstrong has not been practicing this week as Nebraska gets set for the December 30 Music City Bowl against Tennessee and Fyfe has been taking all the first team snaps.
“He can barely run”, said Fyfe. “He has a torn hamstring. That usually lasts four to six weeks and he came back in a week so you have got to give him more credit for going out there even more than he deserves.”
Fyfe is still wearing a cast on his left wrist. He suffered a broken bone while leading Nebraska to a victory over Maryland and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says for a player with only two career starts he is making a lot of progress.
“It would have been a lot of fun to have him healthy and be able to play him more”, said Langsdorf. “I think he is good player and his daily improvement shows at practice. He just gets better and better.”
story by Sean Callahan