Lincoln, Neb.- The
Nebraska football team continued its 2013 spring practice on Wednesday
afternoon. The team practiced in full pads for just over two hours in the Hawks
Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media after practice, focusing
on the improvements he's seen on the practice field this week.
thought we had another good go today," Pelini said. "I saw a lot of progress
out there. I like the way our guys have responded on Monday and today to how we
practiced on Saturday. I think the light has gone on for some guys, our
practice habits have improved, and our attention to detail has gotten better."
Huskers will return to the practice field on Thursday evening for a scrimmage
in their last practice before spring break. On Wednesday, Pelini discussed what
the coaching staff's focus has been in the first half of spring practice.
main goal has been to set a foundation and teach," Pelini said. "We have two
groups - the experienced group and the younger guys. We're trying to get the
experienced guys even better, and we're trying to bring the younger guys along.
We just finished practice seven, and I've seen us make a big jump over the past
few days. Tomorrow night we will scrimmage and see where they are, and then we
will give them a good break to get their legs underneath them."
past years the four-week spring practice schedule only allowed for one week of
practice to be held before spring break. Pelini mentioned this year's change to
two weeks of practice before spring break and the advice that he gave his
players for keeping up over break.
is the first time we've had this schedule, but I think it's going to work out
well," Pelini said. "I told them that after tomorrow night they can't forget about
football for eight or nine days. If they just don't think about it, they'll be
back to square one. They have to put some time in while they're on break so
that when they come back they are ready to roll."
As previously noted, the Huskers will be back on the
practice field on Thursday evening before taking a week off for spring break.
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spring football updates.