Who's playing? Who's out?

2013-11-07T18:08:00Z Who's playing? Who's out?By BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com

Nebraska just concluded its final practice before heading to Ann Arbor tomorrow for Saturday's meeting with Michigan.

We'll have more in our post-practice notebook, but here's a quick rundown of who's playing and who's out.

Out: Jamal Turner, Taylor Martinez, Jake Cotton.

Playing: Kenny Bell, Jake Long.

Starting quarterback: Tommy Armstrong.


Bell and Long both practiced throughout the week. In the case of Bell, who had a pulled groin muscle against Northwestern, wide receivers coach Rich Fisher said they were careful to not overextend him in practices this week.

"Real good," Husker coach Bo Pelini said about how Bell and Long looked. "Feeling better about where those guys are and they got better as the week went on."

For Long, it will be the first time in a game since Illinois week. He's been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury.

Long provides some help to Nebraska's blocking game.

"He brings some experience, some knowledge obviously. Pretty physical guy," Pelini said. "Just somebody who's been through it. Been through the ringer. We've got those other guys who I think are going to be good players down the line, but they're young. It helps to have an older guy in there, a calming influence to a certain extent."

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. Follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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