Red Report: Plenty of movement up front as offensive linemen work to find roles
The interior of Nebraska’s offensive line is going to be a regular turnstile for the duration of spring practice.
Position coach Greg Austin has known as much since arriving here, considering all of NU’s starting experience in the middle from 2017 — Michael Decker (knee) and Cole Conrad (shoulder) — is shelved and recovering from offseason operations.
Injuries make center a tricky spot this spring, but Husker staff sees optimism up front
Nebraska head coach Scott Frost said Wednesday that, when his Huskers get to full speed on the practice field, he wants somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 to 140 snaps of either team or 7-on-7 work.
NU is going to split teams up in order to get reps for as many players as possible. It’s going to be fast and everybody is going to be fighting for jobs.
LINCOLN -- Jerald Foster has seen this before.
In fact, the Nebraska junior offensive guard probably has a good idea of what teammate Michael Decker is feeling right now. Last season, Foster was on the other side, missing a considerable amount of time following an MCL tear in fall camp.
Now Decker, who had emerged at center, is likely out for the remainder of the season.
In addition to Decker, junior guard Tanner Farmer (right ankle injury) is likely out for some time, too.
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