Believe the guys are just getting settled at Nissan Stadium. So just hang tight for a minute or two here.
Not sure on that one, @S n D Horseradish. Could just be one of those things.
I know the guys have asked Riley and even Philipp about it, but they haven't enumerated any concerns via training or anything like that.
If there were a rash of ACL/ligament injuries, would we be saying the same thing about why all the non-contact injuries? Who knows
@Sam: I'll leave that one for the guys once the team hits the field.
@Dan: I'll also leave that one to the guys. But if I'd have to guess? ... The food.
Well, the guys were just getting into the stadium. So they should be here anytime.
I actually didn't go down to Nashville. But I wish I had, simply to try Hattie B's
And what are the levels? I would've tried a mid-level hot. Not medium/mild, not atomic, but somewhere in between to get a baseline.
Hey everyone. Got my computer up and running here in the press box.
Great day for football. Clear skies, crisp.
@Sam: White jerseys, and I assume red pants, though I haven't seen the pants yet. Tennessee is wearing Smokey Grey uniforms as tribute to Gatlinburg fires.
BC, there were a few questions from back (soft-tissue injuries,favorite part of Nashville, etc.) that I'll let you guys jump back to.
@DaninNashville: Mild? SMH Dan. I thought you'd go Damn Hot!
Huh. I'll take that into consideration should I ever find myself in Nashville.
Nashville food recommendation I'd make: Whiskey Creek. Reasonable prices. Actually, dare I say it, liked the chicken better than Hattie B's.
@DaninNashville: Haha. Well, Sipple is. (Actually, he's the cheapest meal of all of us on these trips.) But yeah, Whiskey Kitchen. Like a half mile from the strip but kind of out of the way so there's not a ridiculous crowd there. (I wrongly called it Whiskey Creek earlier)
@DaninNashville: Thanks Dan. Actually saw them our first night here when the team arrived. That's a heckuva place.
@DaninNashville: Ah, should've tried it. I went there twice and got hot chicken both times.
@JohnB: Geez, really? It's only been known he's going to be out for about two weeks now, so I guess I can see where you'd miss that. It's a guessing game with Fyfe. When he's on, he can be really good. I've seen him at practices where he's in a rhythm and hits 8 or 9 in a row right on the money. He's going to have a few bad plays, but the key to me is, Are they going to be the worst kind of bad (turnovers) or reasonable setbacks you can fight through. One thing I'll say is a lot of teammates believe in Ryker. In fact, I'd say some don't think they take any step back with him playing QB compared to Armstrong.
@JohnB: Newby/Ozigbo/Wilbon is my guess. I think you will see a heavier dose of WIlbon. But then, that was said in earlier weeks and it didn't happen. WIth Tre Bryant likely out, I think it actually happens this time. They need to get him going. Might be his kind of game against this porous run defense.
@DaninNashville: I picked Tennessee 30-23. Not saying Nebraska can't win. I entirely leave open the idea NU could bully them around in the run game. Just think it's a steep hill when three of your best guys are out and you are basically playing in someone backyard. Good contingent of Nebraska fans here though.
@Sam: Expected to be Zack Darlington. I believe Riley when he says if Armstrong suits up, it's only as a third QB, emergency guy to hand ball off basically.
@JohnB: I think that's an accurate concern for a Husker fan. Also, Tennessee did get healthier over the break. Supposedly had their best two weeks of practice on defense in two months, according to their coaches. Wind won't be a factor. Weather is perfect for football. High 40s, clear sky. Crisp day but no silly elements to deal with.
@DaninNashville: I don't know on that. I didn't notice a heavy amount of high school coaches at NU's bowl practices, which you sometimes see. But that doesn't mean there weren't a few there. Just might not have seen them.