NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 5
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 7
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Taylor Martinez-QB, Ron Kellogg-QB, C.J. Zimmerer-FB, Quincy Enunwa-WR, Jake Long-TE, Andrew Rodriguez-OT, Spencer Long-OG, Cole Pensick-C, Jeremiah Sirles-OT, Pat Smith-K
DEFENSE: Jason Ankrah-DE, Thad Randle-DT, Stanley Jean-Baptiste-CB, Andrew Green-FS, Ciante Evans-NB
RB Ameer Abdullah
Running Back / Defensive Front

The one aspect Nebraska has done well for decades is run with the football. With All-American I-Back Ameer Abdullah back in the fold the ground game will continue to be the identity of this offense. Backups Cross and Newby are no slouch either. The Cornhuskers were one of the nation's top pass rushing defenses. They still have to replace full-time starters Jason Ankrah and Thad Randle, but end Randy Gregory heads a line where a multitude of players saw pertinent action. Stuffing the run shouldn't be a problem anymore in Lincoln either.

Passing Game / Offensive Line

The one aspect Nebraska has not done well for decades is throw the football. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong started eight games last fall after Taylor Martinez went down with a foot injury and the passing results weren't so grand. The competition behind center is inexperienced. The one area hit hard by graduation is on the offensive line where only one full-time starter returns. If this unit doesn't produce with new faces it could be a long season.

DE Randy Gregory
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
NEBRASKA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Tommy Armstrong-So ..
FB .. ..
IB Ameer Abdullah-Sr Imani Cross-Jr / Terrell Newby-So
WR Kenny Bell-Sr Alonzo Moore-So / Brandon Reilly-So
WR Jordan Westerkamp-So Jamal Turner-Sr
WR Sam Burtch-Jr Taariq Allen-Jr
TE Cethan Carter-So Sam Cotton-So
OT .. ..
OG Mike Moudy-Sr ..
C Mark Pelini-Sr ..
OG Jake Cotton-Sr ..
OT .. ..
K Mauro Bondi-Jr ..
 
NEBRASKA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Greg McMullen-So ..
DT Vincent Valentine-So Maliek Collins-So
DT Aaron Curry-Jr ..
DE Randy Gregory-Jr Avery Moss-So
BUCK David Santos-Jr Nathan Gerry-So / Jared Afalava-So
MLB Michael Rose-So Josh Banderas-So
WLB Zaire Anderson-Sr ..
CB Josh Mitchell-Sr ..
CB .. ..
SS Corey Cooper-Sr LeRoy Alexander-So
FS Harvey Jackson-Sr Charles Jackson-Jr
P Sam Foltz-So ..

 

 

NEBRASKA 2014 SCHEDULE

8-30-14 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
9-6-14 MCNEESE STATE
9-13-14 at Fresno State
9-20-14 MIAMI FL
9-27-14 ILLINOIS
10-4-14 at Michigan State
10-18-14 at Northwestern
10-25-14 RUTGERS
11-1-14 PURDUE
11-15-14 at Wisconsin
11-22-14 MINNESOTA
11-28-14 at Iowa