March 14, 2007

Depth not an issue at wide receiver this spring

Wide receiver is the one position heading into spring practice where depth is not an issue for the Nebraska football team.

The Huskers return their top five wide receivers in seniors Maurice Purify, Terrence Nunn and Frantz Hardy and juniors Todd Peterson and Nate Swift.

Two other players that are expected to make a run at playing time this spring are sophomore Menelik Holt and redshirt freshman Will Henry.

Third year position coach Ted Gilmore has done a solid job in developing NU's wide receivers and in 2007 we should really see an even more finished product on the field.

Nunn will be entering his fourth year as a starter in head coach Bill Callahan's West Coast offense and Purify should also be a much better player with his knowledge of the system.

People seem to forget that Purify had a late start on things last August because of an academic hold-up at San Francisco City College. The fact that he accomplished what he did in 2006 as a newcomer is simply amazing. You can argue that no other first year wide receiver at NU has ever done what Purify accomplished last season.

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