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With a variety of weapons, Huskers finding a way to showcase talent

With a variety of weapons, Huskers finding a way to showcase talent
Posted at 1:21 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 14:21:13-04

Mike Riley, Tommy Armstrong and Co. have a problem, but it's a good problem to have. Offensively, the Huskers are deep. They have a variety of different weapons at running back, wide receiver, and tight end, and it could get complicated trying to incorporate all of those weapons. 

"I think that's a good problem," Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf said. "I just think it's being organized and making sure you've got a good menu for each player, and then how it fits into the gameplan."

At running back, the Huskers return senior Terrell Newby and sophomores Devine Ozigbo and Mikale Wilbon. Each player brings a unique style of running, and each has game experience under its belt. 

Newby and Wilbon are shiftier speed backs, while Ozigbo is more of a power back (think Imani Cross and Corey Ross wrapped into one). Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf also made comments about how much Newby has improved with catching passes out of the backfield.

At wide receiver, the Huskers are five-deep with players who have seen a lot of playing time. Not to mention the tight end position, where both Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton are viable offensive

"I think you have to have a good menu for each guy," Langsdorf said. "You have to make sure we have plays that we say 'we've got to get Cethan (Carter) the ball, and this is how we're going to get it to him.' Same with Brandon, same with (Alonzo Moore), you've got (Stanley Morgan Jr.) in there, or the backs."

Mike Riley said the starting point will be figuring out how the team wants to incorporate the run with the wide receivers, quarterbacks, and running backs. Once the run game is established, Riley said it should help the team figure out what each player is best at, and installing plays to showcase that. 

Morgan said he and the other receivers behind Brandon Reilly, Jordan Westerkamp and Alonzo Moore are using fall camp as a time to compete for playing time.

"We've got those great guys in front of us," Morgan said. "It's been good. Good competition, everybody has been getting better just watching everybody, just soaking everybody in."

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