22 July 2024

With a straight face after the Red-White game Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska tight end Thomas Fidone said that not much has changed since the end of last season with the Huskers on offense.

 

They’ve got most of the same plays, players and coaches, according to Fidone.

 

“What’s changed the most,” he said, “is the way we carry ourselves and our confidence.”

 

A renewed confidence was evident in this final practice of the spring. Oh, and some important stuff changed, too — like the arrival of five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola, who appeared entirely in command Saturday before an announced crowd of 60,452.

 

Raiola, the son of a former Nebraska All-American and the highest-rated prospect signed by the Huskers in a generation, stole the show at the spring game. He completed 16 of 22 throws for 238 yards and two touchdowns in helping the White team beat the Red team 25-21.

 

Fellow early enrollee Daniel Kaelin performed nicely, too, with 9 completions in 16 attempts for 91 yards. Incumbent junior Heinrich Haarberg hit 8 of 13 passes for 163 yards and two scores.

 

The Raiola repertoire included:

 

• Touch on a 16-y

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