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Weather Forces Huskers Indoors
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
08/18/2003
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Nebraska began Monday afternoon's practice outside before a thunderstorm forced the Huskers to complete the workout indoors.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

The Nebraska football team went through the fourth of five days of two-a-day workouts on Monday in Lincoln. The Huskers worked out in full pads on the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf in the morning and began the afternoon workout on the grass practice fields. However, a strong late afternoon thunderstorm forced the Huskers inside Cook Pavilion for the last half of the afternoon workout.

"We came inside about halfway through the practice," Assistant Head Coach Turner Gill said. "There were some lightning strikes nearby and as the storm moved into the area we moved inside for the safety of our players and coaches."

Gill said the squad is weary after 17 practices in a period of less than two weeks. However, the coaches are happy with the mental approach of the players.

"The guys are a little bit tired, their legs are tired, but we knew that would be the case," Gill said. "Mentally, they are in good shape, and they are working hard and that's all we can ask. They will get their legs back soon, so all we can ask is that they stay focused and work through it right now."

Sophomore defensive tackle Le Kevin Smith went through both practices on Monday after missing some time with an injury. Nebraska continues fall camp with a single practice on Tuesday afternoon and will conduct its final two-a-day session on Wednesday.

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