Huskers Set Learning Curve
Lincoln - While the setting changed, the lessons continued, as the Nebraska football team conducted a two hour and 20 minute practice on the grass fields outside of Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
According to Head Coach Frank Solich, the Huskers struggled at times with fatigue as temperatures were in the upper 80s Saturday.
"It was a good lesson today because they were tired, and you still have to play great football when you are tired," Solich said. "If you are not careful, your mind can drift on you and you have mental lapses and errors that you don't normally have, and that happened to us a little today. It was good learning experience. We have to get to a point where we work through that, and play excellent football when we are physically tired."
"Fall camp offers a chance to address your team on many issues because it is so demanding," Solich said. "You don't play this game without it demanding a lot from you, and you have to be ready to respond when it does. It's a matter of training yourself. All of the great players and great teams are able to do that."
The Husker have changed their Sunday plans, as they will conduct a morning practice, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at approximately Noon, in preparation for the start of two-a-day practice on Monday.
"It was to not tie up their whole day," Solich said. "We had gone early in the morning with them until about 9:30 p.m. each day, and they need a little bit of a break. We have done an awful lot of running and conditioning during the one-a-day practices so they need to get off of their feet."
Solich said the 6:30 a.m. start time on Monday is a necessity, since many of the players are still in the process of finishing with summer classes.