Huskers Work Indoors to Prepare for Longhorns
Lincoln – The Huskers went inside Tuesday, conducting a two-hour workout in full pads at Cook Pavilion in preparation for Saturday’s showdown with No. 16 Texas. The Huskers originally had planned to go indoors to get adjusted to the climate in Texas, but the strong winds on a blustery autumn afternoon made the decision an easy one for the Husker coaching staff.
"There are some things that can get done where wind could be a factor, and it was gusting pretty good," Nebraska Coach Frank Solich said of the winds which were in excess of 25 miles per hour. "All in all, it played out well to be indoors today."
Solich said the Huskers will work on the grass fields on Wednesday and said that the Huskers have alternated their workouts over the last two weeks between Memorial Stadium and the grass practice fields to be prepared for the natural grass surface in Austin on Saturday.
"We will be outdoors on grass tomorrow," Solich said. "We were on grass on Monday and we were on grass two days last week. We are getting enough work on grass to make the transition without any problems."
Solich said the Huskers got through without any injuries and that "everyone seemed to get through today’s practice well."
The Husker head coach also talked about last Friday’s redshirt scrimmage, which took place following NU’s walk-through, and said that several players stood out, including Buck linebacker Charlie Denman, a walk-on from Rusk, Texas, and I-back Tierre Green, a true freshman from Omaha.
"There were several players who stood out including Charlie Denmann at the linebacker spot and Tierre Green at I-back," Solich said. "There were some other guys who preformed well, but we were under a tight frame because Iowa State had the field at 4:30 for their walk-through. It was not a long scrimmage and some of the players didn’t get a lot of snaps."
The Huskers will practice Wednesday afternoon, which is the final day for interviews with Husker players.