Seisay slowed by injury
Defensive backs coach Terry Joseph said Wednesday that junior cornerback Mohammed Seisay could be limited in Nebraska’s first game due to the ankle injury he sustained in fall camp.
“It depends on the flow of the game,” Joseph said. We’re going to talk as a defensive staff and talk about how we want to play the guys. I really can’t say right now, but probably, because of his ankle, he’s not going to get as much (playing time) as he thought coming out of training camp.”
Defensive coordinator John Papuchis said Tuesday that Mohammed is one of five cornerbacks in Nebraska’s top unit.
Some other notes from practice:
–True freshman Charles Jackson will likely play on Saturday. Jackson has had to absorb a lot so far in fall camp and Joseph said sometimes that limits how much a freshman is ready to do right away.
“A lot of them hit the wall at different times and Charles will be in on Saturday and he’ll fight through it, but I expect him to play and play well.”
–With a slew of spread offenses in the non-conference schedule, Joseph said Ciante Evans should see plenty of snaps at nickel back early on but could also play some corner.
“At least the first four games, (Ciante will) be exclusively at nickel,” Joseph said. “That’s not to say if a team plays us in a base personnel and we got into a bind at corner, I think he can go out and play.”
–Wide receivers coach Rich Fisher said no decision has been made yet on whether or not true freshman Jordan Westerkamp will play this year or redshirt. Westerkamp has been wearing a blue scout team jersey this week in practice.
“We’re kind of cross-training him,” Fisher said. “He’s worked a little bit with the scout team but he’s been running (with the offense). With a young kid, and the experience we have, if we feel he can help us this season and do it better than someone else then we’ll play him.
“If I’m going to not redshirt a guy, I want him in there playing a lot.”
–Taariq Allen is 100 percent after an injury in fall camp and should work his way into the receiver rotation on Saturday.
“He’s made enough strides to earn some playing time,” Fisher said. “Any time you get nicked up you lose practice time, you lose reps, you lose some install and then, obviously, you’re a little bit out of shape. He missed probably three or four days there.”