Al Golden confirmed that Gray Crow on Tuesday was moved from the fullback/H-back position back to quarterback so that now there are five scholarship quarterbacks at Miami.
“No, it’s not easy,” Golden said of Crow’s situation. “The idea behind the move back in July was give him an opportunity to play, based on our depth at quarterback. We were hoping he could help us at H-back, at fullback, at long-snapper or in some way on special teams. He talked to us [Tuesday] and we moved him back.”
The three quarterbacks traveling to Nebraska are starter Brad Kaaya, backup Jake Heaps and Ryan Williams.
Golden said Williams continues to improve “and he took more reps [Wednesday] than he has since the injury.” He said it’s “too early” to assess any competition for backup between Heaps and Williams.
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Williams tore the ACL of his right knee in April.
“You go from rehabilitation to recovery and then ultimately to a competition because everyone else around him has been going and getting a lot of reps,” Golden said. “He did a good job competing [Wednesday] and we’ll see where he goes. … We believe that if there was an issue this weekend, we could use him.”
▪ Backup offensive guard Alex Gall is likely out for Nebraska, with Sunny Odogwu taking his reps this week. Fullback/linebacker Walter Tucker (ankle) is still questionable.