Nebraska's Three-Way Quarterback Race Far From Settled

Dylan Raiola, Danny Kaelin, Heinrich Haarberg and their coaches speak after Thursday's spring practice
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The team's three scholarship quarterbacks and their coaches provided insights into the QB race after Thursday's Nebraska football practice, the Huskers' fifth of spring ball.

Returning starter Heinrich Haarberg said he's been working to break bad throwing habits in live situations. True freshman Danny Kaelin said the playbook is the biggest difference so far at this level, "just the depth and the amount of checks and things you have to know." Fellow true freshman Dylan Raiola said it's been "nothing but fun" in the quarterback room and that "getting a lot of reps is really good, especially for me and Danny, being young guys coming in.

Both freshmen are early enrollees who signed in December. Offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield said he considered both of them to be ahead of schedule. Their position coach, Glenn Thomas, said he's not looking for any of the QBs to distance himself from the pack at this stage.

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