@Benchwarmer: It might be as simple as Langsdorf assuming "main" contact duties. I would have to ask Riley.
@CDS923: Riley manages things well. Maintains calm. That seems to help the whole operation.
@Dick: Talked to a few players after practice. They indicated the morning practice went well. Now, I didn't talk to a receiver. The receivers group obviously is much more affected than, say, the offensive line group. What you find is players get very attached to their position coach because so much time is spent together.
@Zadi: He had a lot to lose, I will say that.
@CDS923: My early read -- and it's just informed speculation -- is Williams won't be fired.
@Zadi: One issue is teams will use it against Nebraska -- in a big way.
@Jetmanjim: Yes, Williams obviously plays a crucial role in recruiting. His energy helps fuel the entire organization. His expertise with receivers is well-known nationally. In short, he would be a gigantic loss. Which is partly why I think he'll remain on the staff. Talented people get a longer leash in life. We see it all the time.
@NewportRed: It's impossible to predict. It's really dangerous to make a sweeping generalization in that regard, as people will react differently.
@Zadi: Hardie Buck, a former Alabama receiver and special-teams contributor, has been working closely with Williams, and I imagine his role will increase. Buck graduated from Alabama in 2011 and spent 2012 and 2013 at Oregon State working with special teams coach Bruce Read.
@Dick: Tre Bryant's emergence ranks pretty high.
@SiliconValleyHusker: I think Riley will make the decision with help from the A.D.
@jw: I don't foresee Nebraska moving to a 3-4. I've never heard it brought up. Banker coaches a 4-3 system. He's coached a 4-3 system for years. Coaches generally stick to what they know for obvious reasons. He has to believe in his system, and that belief can't waver from year to year. At least that's how many coaches feel.
@Fli7: I thought the Saturday scrimmage was excellent. Excellent energy. Only a couple penalties. No turnovers. Very crisp. Good give-and-take between offense and defense. If I were Riley, I would try to bottle up that energy. And I would make sure that Williams' situation doesn't derail the team. From what I saw Monday, the vibe remained strong.
@NewportRed: He is a graduate assistant. He has been working very closely with Wiliams.
@NewportRed: Hardie Buck will handle much of the on-field duties. As for recruiting, I would need to ask Riley.
@NewportRed: I would look for Caleb Lightbourn to handle the punting, and I wouldn't be surprised if Zack Darlington is the holder.
@FLhusker: Not dodging the question, but it's really hard to speculate, especially before his initial hearing -- which should be about to begin.
@Jetmanjim: The negative recruiting by foes, however, will be a tough pill to swallow.
@jw: No appointments with Lue have been scheduled that I know of. I do need to reach out to him again. I had been trying to get hold of him during playoffs. This obviously might be a better time. As for the Nebraska men's basketball coaching position ... I really try to refrain from speculating on Miles' successor since there are no clear signs that Miles' job is in jeopardy.
@Braden: I'm not ready to make that leap. I do think he will play immediately -- perhaps in sub-packages.