Armstrong's quick success shocks no one who's coached him
Tommy Armstrong showed he can throw the deep ball and run the option in his debut as a starter last week. But that's only part of his skill set. His coaches also describe him as a natural leader and an “all-around tough guy.”
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The walking boot on quarterback Taylor Martinez's left foot last week told the story. Nebraska's record-setting quarterback had a temporary busted wheel and one of his backups — Tommy Armstrong or Ron Kellogg — would likely get the start against South Dakota State.
The smart money, in a sense, was on Kellogg, the fifth-year senior who knows the playbook as well as or better than any other Husker. He's Martinez's best friend and roommate. The “ultimate backup quarterback,” according to offensive coordinator Tim Beck. The sensible pick. Beck even watched Kellogg, aware of this chance, take his practice game above its usual efficiency in a bid to start.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:00 am.