Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. will have a lot more going for him heading into his sophomore season and first full campaign as the Huskers' starter under center.
After all, he will be heading into the year knowing he's the guy after being thrown into the fire last season thanks to a nagging injury to Taylor Martinez. He also has wide receiver Kenny Bell and running back Ameer Abdullah, two great offensive weapons, to lean on.
But he also had one heck of an offseason tutor.
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Armstrong spent some time with NFL legend Brett Favre this summer, and, according to HuskerOnline.com, he tried to pick up as much as he could from the Super Bowl champ.
"He helped me a lot just with preparing for games and how to look at film and what to mainly look at," Armstrong told HuskerOnline. "That's what I pretty much focused on throughout the couple sessions that we did down in Mississippi when I went to visit my mom. He helped me a lot on that. It wasn't how I could do this in these certain areas, it was just the mental aspect of the game, and I think he helped me a lot on that."
According to HuskerOnline, Armstrong's father and Favre's brother are longtime friends. That led to the get togethers between the current Nebraska quarterback and the former Green Bay Packers great.
"Most of the time when people think of Hall of Fame guys, they think that they really don't talk to people a lot. But he was just like a normal person," Armstrong said. "When my dad got out of the car, he called him 'T-Tom' and stuff like that. He acted like a normal person, and he greeted me like a normal person and we talked just like we were having a conversation."
While it's unknown whether this means we'll see more gunslingin' from Armstrong this season remains to be seen. But learning from one of the all-time greats certainly can't hurt.