While there are a lot of question marks around the Nebraska Football team's newest quarterbacks, one of the key features Patrick O'Brien, Tanner Lee, and Tristan Gebbia are supposed to have is the ability to hit their targets. That sets all three apart from the quarterback who has been the starter at Nebraska for the last four years. Tommy Armstrong did a great many things right and won a ton of games for the Huskers over his career, but his passing accuracy left a lot to be desired. Mike Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf have been quite excited for months thinking about their new crop of quarterbacks, and Saturday marked the first time this spring that they could get an up close and personal look.

Both quarterbacks looked sharp

While it was just the first day of Spring practices, it appears Riley liked what he saw from the first practices. Both Nebraska football players are not entirely new, though both are untested when it comes to starting for Nebraska in live action. Riley says the players got some reps during Sunday practices last year. One of the things the coach wanted to see was how they performed with that in mind.

“Frankly the quarterbacks operated pretty confidently in what we were doing,” Riley told 247Sports. “Sometimes it can be a lot sloppier than that on the first day, and I thought it was pretty good. I thought it was pretty clean, and the operation of everything was pretty good.

It was a good start.” The Nebraska football coaches want the players to hit the ground running.

Throwing to the right person

Obviously, it's going to be months before Nebraska faces off against other teams. Riley said after the team's first practice that the key right now is making sure both of the Nebraska football quarterbacks are throwing the ball to the right guys.

In a moment when the coaches let down their guard, we also got a bit of a look at just how frustrated the staff was with Tommy Armstrong over the last two years. Now, Nebraska just needs to figure out which of the two is going to win the starting job.

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