Red-White Spring Game 2017

Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh speaks to Red team players during the Red-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

GWYNETH ROBERTS, Journal Star file photo

The Nebraska football team completed the fifth fall camp practice Thursday at Hawks Championship Center. Here are some quick notes (and more to come later at

* The Huskers continue to rotate four running backs -- Tre Bryant, Devine Ozigbo, Mikale Wilbon and Jaylin Bradley.

"We've been able to get Jaylin Bradley some work, and that's been fun to see," NU offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said. He added Bradley has looked good catching the ball.

Langsdorf said there is very little separation between the running backs.

[Watch: Langsdorf on running backs]

"Until we put the pads on and really hit, that will clean itself up," he said.

Langsdorf said he'd like to see one player take off with the starting running back spot.

* The offensive line has been under the microscope since ending the season with poor performances in losses to Iowa and Tennessee.

"It's got to be on our shoulders," offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh said. "We're the starting blocks. We're the engines ... Love it."

Of the four true freshmen offensive linemen in the class, Cavanaugh singled out Brenden Jaimes for his early showing. "He's smart and he's learning fast," Cavanaugh said.

* It appears Cole Conrad has a slight edge over Michael Decker for the starting nod at center. Conrad "is a little more physical, a little better with technique," Cavanaugh said.

* Junior wide receiver Stanley Morgan spoke to the media. Morgan has been praised by Mike Riley for the way he has handled himself a marijuana-related charge in Florida that was later dropped.

"Just being there with my teammates, even though I had to go through some things this summer," Morgan said. "Just being the same person you was before, but working even harder to not let my team down. Those are the people that believe in me the most."

* Redshirt freshman Tony Butler was working at cornerback. He had been at safety last season and during the spring.

* Langsdorf on the progression of the offense: "As a group we're way further a long just in the last couple of years with the experience with some of the veteran guys. We've been able to push that thing ahead quickly."


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