LINCOLN — Nebraska coach Mike Riley said he handed out a few scholarships to walk-ons after practice on Tuesday.

But the head coach said he isn't done yet, so he declined to mention who the scholarships went out to. He said the same about news on which true freshmen will be redshirting this season, and who captains will be.

Those announcements will be coming soon, the coach mentioned.

There's also no news on any Blackshirts being handed out to the defense.

>> Practice on Thursday was a bit on the long side, the coach said. He was encouraged with the sustained enthusiasm throughout practice, despite its longevity.

>> In terms of preparation for Nebraska's first game on Sept. 2 against Arkansas State, Riley said there hasn't been a ramp up in enthusiasm or intensity. He's liked the intensity of this fall camp from the beginning, he said.

>> Senior defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg is back practicing with the team. He was undergoing concussion protocol last week. True freshman Deontre Thomas was practicing in Stoltenberg's place at nose tackle.

>> Freshman running back Jaylin Bradley is currently out with an ankle injury. He's missed "a few days" Riley said. Bradley is among a handful of true freshmen who are vying for playing time.

>> Riley still doesn't see any separation at the running back position. He does like what he see's out of the three healthy backs, which include sophomore Tre Bryant, junior Mikale Wilbon and junior Devine Ozigbo

>> Riley said he anticipates senior wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El will be returning punts this season. True freshman Tyjon Lindsey and senior receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. have also been back returning punts in practice.

>> Nebraska is no longer experimenting with "rugby tackles" in practice like last season, according to sophomore corner Lamar Jackson. 

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