Apparently, it’s no fluke. Not only has Tommy Armstrong apparently sealed up the starting quarterback job, but Johnny Stanton also appears to be in a real battle with Ryker Fyfe for the backup role. According to Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star, Fyfe continues to impress with his knowledge of the offense, footwork and decision-making, and has the athleticism to compete with Stanton.
This is not necessarily an indictment of Stanton’s future, as Steven Sipple discussed on KOZN-1620 AM’s Unsportsmanlike Conduct, but instead reflective of the fact that Fyfe has had a full year to learn Nebraska’s offense, while Stanton is getting to run it for the first time this spring. But that doesn’t change the dynamic that Fyfe has a real shot to earn the backup role this season.
Seeing how he performs in the spring game will give fans some insight into what that might mean for Nebraska.
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