Armstrong's quick success shocks no one who's coached him

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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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