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Bo Pelini is experimenting with Jamal Turner at quarterback as Nebraska opens spring practice

  • Nebraska wide receivers Kenny Bell (80) and Jamal Turner (10) talk after going through a drill on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska wide receivers Kenny Bell (80) and Jamal Turner (10) talk after going through a drill on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) performs stretches in front of other quarterbacks on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) performs stretches in front of other quarterbacks on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nebraska offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Tim Beck signals a play on the first day of spring NCAA college spring football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Tim Beck signals a play on the first day of spring NCAA college spring football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (The Associated Press)

Wide receiver Jamal Turner spent most of Nebraska's first spring football practice working at quarterback.

The Cornhuskers have a returning starter in Tommy Armstrong and a highly regarded top challenger in Johnny Stanton. But coach Bo Pelini said Saturday he wants to explore all options this spring.

Turner was recruited as a quarterback in 2011 but switched to receiver early his freshman year. He's made 60 catches for 762 yards and four touchdowns the past three seasons.

He was limited to eight games because of injury last season and caught 13 balls for 102 yards and a TD.