Tommy Armstrong, Jr. was the presumed front-runner for Nebraska's starting quarterback job in 2014. The sophomore signal caller solidified the position with 15 strong practices during the Huskers' spring season.
"Tommy will go into the season lining up with the 1's," head coach Bo Pelini said following the Nebraska's Spring Game. Armstrong saw limited action in the Red vs White scrimmage, completing 4-of-8 passes with an interception.
"Its pretty much out there for me," Armstrong said. "They're depending on me. During the spring time last year I was fighting for a #2 spot. This year, they're putting all the plays on me."
Armstrong worked mainly with Nebraska's top offensive unit this spring. He started 8 game as a redshirt freshman in 2013, leading the Huskers to a Gator Bowl victory on January 1st.
"Tommy is focused; he's very mature," junior I-Back Imani Cross said. "He understands defenses and rotations. When you see it day in and day out, a guy putting your team in the right positions, you have that same confidence."
Nebraska's season opener is August 30th against Florida Atlantic.