Huskers Work Through First Station Scrimmage
Lincoln, Neb. ----- The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours on the Memorial Stadium field Tuesday, going through its first short scrimmage this year. Head coach Frank Solich was pleased with the strides the Huskers are making in prepartion for this weekend's first major scrimmage of fall camp.
"We did have some contact today, in what basically is described as a station scrimmage," Solich said. "We were able to get through it and everyone got some snaps. It was built into practice about one-third of the way through and then we went on and finished off a normal practice."
One player who was at practice but did not take part in the station scrimmage was junior college transfer Darren DeLone, who arrived in Lincoln on Monday night.
"Darren DeLone made it in last night. He went through getting his physical and a lot of paperwork done today. Then we were able to bring him out and get him started in helmet only," Solich said.
Solich also added that he was pleased to finally have all 105 players on the early-season roster in camp.
"When you are only allowed to start with 105, you want them all to be there because it puts pressure on the guys at that position where you don't have a full allotment of players," Solich said. "That's not good for anybody, including the guy who's not in. But it's good to get everyone together. He'll have a lot of catching up to do but players will help him. Hopefully he'll catch on fast."
Nebraska returns to two-a-day practice on Wednesday, with a morning practice at 6:30 a.m. and an afternoon workout at 3:30 p.m.