SEEN: Jordan Westerkamp, Jordan Nelson, Jariah Tolbert, Jamal Turner, Terrell Newby, De’Mornay Pierson-El and Glenn Irons returning punts.
SEEN: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong pirouetting away from defensive end Randy Gregory and down an open sideline for a big scramble.
SEEN: Stickers on the helmets of freshmen with their names on them.
SEEN: Better-than-expected velocity from freshman quarterback A.J. Bush. Bush’s windup is long, but he has arm strength to burn.
SEEN: Pierson-El working briefly with the No. 1 offense.
SEEN: Center Ryne Reeves smartly catching a Johnny Stanton pass that had been batted up in the air by defensive end Jack Gangwish.
SEEN: Running back Adam Taylor busting open a big run up the middle.
SEEN: Josh Mitchell making an acrobatic, one-handed interception of Armstrong during one seven-on-seven session. Mitchell was falling down as he caught it.
SEEN: Zack Darlington in a white jersey like every other quarterback. After suffering two severe concussions last summer, is Darlington ready for contact? We’ll see more by the end of the week.
HEARD: “I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know if anyone does, but you’ve got to continue to look for answers and continue to grow and make your program. At the end of the day, it’s not about me, it’s not about our coaches. It’s about what’s best for the team, what’s best for the players.” — Coach Bo Pelini on why he changed the practice regimen.
HEARD: “It just kind of feels different. Even through the summer, through the winter, coming out of the spring. It just feels kind of different around here from the past two years. The way we came out and worked today shows how much work we put in.” — Linebacker Michael Rose on the difference between 2014 and previous years.
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Video: Huskers open fall camp
Video: Pelini speaks to the media
Video: Mike Moudy speaks to the media
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