Bo: Lee, Martinez and Dennard Should Be Ready for KU

By at November 8, 2010 | 1:33 PM | Print

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini said Monday he expects quarterbacks Taylor Martinez and Zac Lee and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard to practice this week in hopes of being ready for Saturday's Kansas game.

“We're a lot healthier than we were this time a week ago,” Pelini said during the Big 12 Coaches Teleconference. “I expect them all to play.”

Martinez, who suited up for the Iowa State game but only played a down – as a decoy – because of an ankle sprain, will start, “if he's healthy,” Pelini said.

“You don't know what's going to happen in a week of practice but I expect him to be out there today and we're moving on,” Pelini said. “We feel real good about where he is right now.”

Lee bruised his throwing hand after hitting it on a teammate's helmet. Dennard suffered a concussion in the Missouri game and sat out for a week recovering from its effects.

Aside from wide receiver Tim Marlowe, who is questionable after hurting his hip in the Iowa State game, “there's nothing right now on the injury list that's real pressing.”

That apparently includes quarterback Cody Green, who briefly exited the ISU game after taking a hard hit. Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson said afterward that Green had the wind knocked out of him.

Pelini applauded Green's play and talked briefly about the development of the highly-touted prospect who entered college a semester early to learn NU's offense, but doesn't seem entirely comfortable yet.

“I wouldn't say there's any guy on our football team that's a finished product yet,” Pelini said. “Things take time.”

See also: How NU Stuffed ISU's 2-Point Conversion

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