In quarterback news, Brett Smith told me this week that when he was a senior in high school he remembers everybody buzzing about Taylor Martinez, then a true freshman. He said that whenever someone talked about a mobile QB, they compared him to Martinez.
I think the plan is definitely to redshirt him. They want two years out of him when Brett leaves. And no, there haven't been any formations with them both. Obviously, that would kill the redshirt. If Smith gets hurt again, though, Thompson is still next in line.
And I'd have to disagree with you, Devish. Smith is a smart scrambler but Martinez is more explosive. You don't see the 92 and 80-yard runs from Brett. Martinez does that more than once.
On the other side, though, no one can argue that Smith is a much, much better passer.
I think he's a better fit than he was at corner. Honestly, while he was a starter heading into the fall, I think Finley, Timmy Hayes and Cortland Fort all out-performed him in camp. They are desperately thin at the safety position, so it made sense to move an experienced guy like Jones back there.
Definitely doesn't have the speed. And Brett is a little skinnier, so I'm not sure you want him scrambling in open space too often. With his ability to run, buy time and make decisions, he's the ideal guy for Christensen's spread.
Any more questions, guys? Tweet them at me or use #gowyo hashtag. I think we've got time for a few more.
In regards to Saturday, I think taking that home crowd out of it is key. Pokes need to score early or take the ball away. If they can neutralize the Memorial Stadium crowd, they'll have a shot.
I've been waffling, but right now I'm saying 41-28 Huskers. Both teams will score, but Nebraska probably has one of the top five running games in the country and they've won their LAST 27 OPENERS. That's the best in the country.
It's hard to pick against that kind of history.
For your tailgating, definitely. But I think the Pokes will be fine. Kickoff isn't until 6 pm CT, so it should be in the 80s by then. And Wyoming had few problems last year at Texas and in 2009 against Florida Atlantic.
I think other teams will have more trouble with Wyoming's altitude than Wyoming will with the heat.
You know what combats heat for your tailgate, though? Beer. And brauts. That's my recommendation.
You're correct, Ethan. That's my fault. Even better as far as the heat dying down.
For those wondering, there's only one Wyoming player from Nebraska: sophomore DB Thatcher Vap. Both his parents were Huskers, and both will be there on Saturday.
Not sure either. For those that don't know, Memorial Stadium recently completed renovations to the east side of Memorial Stadium. Whereas before the capacity was 87,000, now it will be over 90,000. As if they needed the extra noise.
All right guys, I think that's all the time we have. Thanks for watching and asking questions, and once again I apologize that most of your comments didn't go through. We'll have it taken care of before our live blog of the Nebraska game. Take care!