Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini showed up Monday for his weekly news conference sporting a new look.
He wore a red blazer over a white button-up.
"It's the 125th year of (Husker football)," he said. "I wanted to pay respects to coach Devaney and coach Osborne."
"I like the look," he added.
Looked very professional.
A few nuggets:
* Nebraska's 2014 captains: Ameer Abdullah, Kenny Bell, Jake Cotton, Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell. No surprises there.
* Tommy Armstrong will start at quarterback. We knew that. Will Ryker Fyfe enter the game at some point, perhaps at a pre-determined time of the game? Pelini wouldn't commit to such a scenario.
"We're going to play to win the football game ..." he said.
* Sophomore tight end Cethan Carter had a "great camp," Pelini said. Carter is a physical blocker with "great hands," Pelini said. Nebraska could really use a greater contribution from that position. I think we'll see that this season, led by Carter and Sam Cotton.
* Ameer Abdullah will be a part of the return game on special teams. What's more, he could play a couple other "unique roles" on the teams," Pelini said, playing it close to the vest.
"He's good at everything he does," the coach said.
* Pelini said he has spoken with Husker athletic director Shawn Eichorst about playing neutral-site games in the future. "We're not going to shy from playing anybody," the coach said. "But it's got to set up with the rest of your schedule."