Saturday, April 12, 2008

Husker Spring Game will Feature Drafted Squads

Bo Pelini announced after today's scrimmage that next Saturday's spring game will feature drafted squads, as opposed to a 1's vs. 1's, 2's vs. 2's format of the past. An intriguing idea, since you'll see a bit of talent on both sides of the ball at all times. Of course, anything would be better than the starters vs. scout team farce used the past four years.

What this likely means is that most of the time, we'll see some starters mixed up with some reserves throughout the game on both sides of the ball, no matter who's got the ball. Should be good to help identify who's made the most improvement this spring.

Also good news is the weather forecast for next Saturday; is predicting a high of 64 and partly cloudy skies. I'm sure glad that the spring game is NEXT Saturday rather than today, as it's flurried off and on all day.

It sounds like Roy Helu is making a serious bid to unseat Marlon Lucky at I-back. Of course, there's room for both guys. (I'm still hoping that we find a way to get BOTH guys on the field at the same time. Look at how Florida used Chris Rainey in their spring game, both at running back and wide receiver.)

And the Cody Glenn experiment at linebacker is over. Or maybe it's more accurate to say his days as an I-back are over, as Glenn is making the move permanent. He's already established himself as the top WILL linebacker (weakside) this spring.

1 comment:

TB said...

Drafted squads: an intriguing idea instituted by Ron Prince two years ago.