On Wednesday, head coach Bo Pelini was asked about the experience for his quarterback on the Jim Rome Radio Show. Pelini was an assistant coach for the Packers for three seasons with Brett Favre under center.
"Any exposure to being around Brett is good," Pelini stated on the radio show. "Brett is not only a great player and great talent, but was a smart football player. [He] did it over a long period of time. Any time you have a chance to rub shoulders with to me one of the best to ever play the game that is something invaluable for a guy like Tommy."
During his redshirt freshman season, Armstrong was thrown into the lineup with an injury to senior quarterback Taylor Martinez. Armstrong finished 7-1 in eight starts, leading the Huskers to a Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. But, the former Texas prep only threw 51 percent on the year and eight interceptions.
"He's played a lot of football, but is still a young football player that is growing into what it means to play quarterback," said Pelini regarding Armstrong. "(Favre's) personality, he's not going to hold anything back and tell him [Armstrong] how it is. He's going to tell him what it takes to be successful."
You can always improve your game!!!! pic.twitter.com/2gITTQWOUK— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) May 17, 2014