Tyrell Spain has the look of a big-time receiver. He’s 6-foot-3, 190 pounds. His hands seem sure. He has ample experience of running a West Coast-type offense in junior college. So what’s keeping Spain, a newcomer on the Nebraska football team, from making a serious run for No. 1 on the depth chart?
Nebraska’s other receivers, he said. “They’re farther ahead than I am,” Spain said, “and I need to catch up.”
In other words, despite the exciting things you may have read and heard about Spain over the past year, remember the transition he’s encountering.
“I still have a long way to go,” Spain said. “Every day is a competition. You’re going to come out, and you’re going to showcase what you can do every day. I’m just working now to get better, perfect the offense, perfect my technique.”