Goal Line Work Highlights Thursday Workout

By NU Athletic Communications
Head Coach Frank Solich and the Huskers worked on goal line situations Thursday.
Head Coach Frank Solich and the Huskers worked on goal line situations Thursday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team continued fall drills with a two-hour practice in full pads inside Memorial Stadium Thursday afternoon.


'We worked them pretty hard today, and we did not have them run after practice,' Head Coach Frank Solich said after the Huskers' 11th practice of the fall.


The highlight of today's drills came near the end of the two-hour workout, when the Huskers practiced goal line situations. Each of the top three units has an opportunity to work to get a four-play series against their respective defensive unit, and the Husker head coach said the full-contact sessions picked up the energy during today's practice. 


While Solich said the series were a stalemate, he saw positives in the performances on both sides of the ball.


'I believe we have a defense that can run and it showed on the goal line a little bit,' Solich said. 'Offensively, we are getting better up front and getting some movement on people on combo blocks. Those are the type of things that will be important down the road, and we are making some progress.'


The Huskers will return the field for a pair of workouts on Friday with morning practice set for 7:30 a.m. (as opposed to the 6:30 a.m. starts on Monday and Wednesday) and a special teams practice at 3:30 p.m. Players will be available following the morning session, while Coach Solich will address the media at the conclusion of the afternoon session.


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