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Huskers Open Two-a-Days with Mild Weather
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
08/11/2003
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Offensive Coordinator Barney Cotton and offensive lineman Richie Incognito.
Courtesy: Associated Press

Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team was greeted by moderate temperatures in the mid-80s in Lincoln for the first day of two-a-day practices on Monday.

Nebraska head coach Frank Solich said the cooler weather conditions helped ease a tough day of practices for the Huskers.

"It was a not a day where they were treated badly by the weather, but the first two-a-day and the first day in full pads with some contact always stresses them a little bit. They worked through it pretty well." Solich said.

The Huskers went through an hour and 50-minute practice in sweats during the morning workout at Memorial Stadium, before moving to the grass fields adjacent to the stadium for a two-hour and 10-minute workout in the afternoon.

Solich said the reduced number of two-a-day workouts is providing players more rest, while also giving the coaches more opportunities to meet with the players. However, he said conditioning could suffer a bit from fewer two-a-day practices, so Nebraska has been doing more running at the end of each practice.

"We've been running them. Now that two-a-days have started, we ran after the afternoon practice," Solich said. "During one-a-day practices, we conditioned them after all but one practice."

Solich reported no new injuries during either practice, and said he expects offensive lineman Darren DeLone to arrive in Lincoln this evening. Solich said DeLone would undergo performance testing and may practice on Tuesday.

The Huskers will continue fall workouts with one practice on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

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