Nebraska coach Mike Riley confirmed Thursday night that two senior starters — wide receiver Brandon Reilly and safety Nate Gerry — will be suspended for the Huskers' season opener against Fresno State.
There are no tuneup fights for No. 1 Nebraska as it opens defense of its national championship this weekend. At the VERT Challenge, played this year in Eugene, Oregon, two heavyweights await — No. 10 Florida on Friday at 6 p.m. and No. 2 Texas on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 1 cornerback Chris Jones can speak from experience when saying Nebraska will benefit from developing its backups. Jones waited his turn last season, with NU trying seniors Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose at the spot opposite Joshua Kalu. Jones eventually worked into the lineup and had a strong finish to his sophomore year.
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April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: Fresno State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Sept. 10: Wyoming, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 17: Oregon, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 24: at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Purdue, TBA
Oct. 29: at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 12: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 19: Maryland, TBA
Nov. 25: at Iowa, TBA
Big Ten championship game
Dec. 3 in Indianapolis
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