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Tuesday practice report: "Their quarterback is still fast, fast as hell, crazy fast still"

The quote in the title from Alameda Ta'amu talking about Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Here's the video of Ta'amu, who is now cast free on his right hand, talking about the Huskers, the difference in himself from the first game to the Holiday Bowl where he dominated.

Here's some video of linebackers coach Mike Cox talking about the defense since Nick Holt would only do his interview while walking up the tunnel.

Practice notes

Safety Nate Fellner (hamstring) did not participate in team drills and you have to wonder if he will be ready by Saturday or if the Huskies want to risk playing a safety that isn't at full speed against the Martinez-led Huskers. The speed at which the Nebraska operates demands speed and discipline.

In his place, Justin Glenn and Taz Stevenson took turns at safety.

When UW was in its base defense, Quinton Richardson was back at cornerback and Greg Ducre was on the sideline. It looks as though Ducre will still come in during "Nickel" situations and Richardson will slide to the inside.

Obviously, the Huskies won't be in nickel like they were almost 75 percent of the time last week against Hawaii.

We will also likely get to see freshman Danny Shelton see his first extended snaps of the season on the defensive line. Defensive line coach Johnny Nansen said Shelton, Sione Potoa'e and Lawrence Lagafuaina will all see snaps in this game.

Third-team linebacker Jordan Wallace was out practicing after missing much of fall camp with a knee injury, safety Greg Walker (mild concussion) did not participate in any team drills either.