Huskers Battle Cold; Prepare for Kansas
Lincoln – On an afternoon where the workout was as brisk as the chilly temperatures, the Husker football team conducted a two-hour workout in full pads Tuesday afternoon inside Memorial Stadium.
Head Coach Frank Solich said the team needed to prepare for colder weather, as the Huskers worked toward Saturday’s regionally televised (Fox Sport Net; 2:40 p.m. kickoff) contest with the Jayhawks.
"The temperature seemed to cool off as the day went on and the wind was brisk," Solich said after Tuesday’s workout. "It was good for us. We need to get outside, and it’s obvious before its all said and done that we will be playing in some colder weather. It was good to go out there and have a day like today."
One of the challenges of facing the Jayhawk offense is sophomore running back Charles Green, who leads KU in rushing 715 yards, while ranking second on the team with 31 catches out of the backfield.
"He is very good and they use him well," Solich said. They will continue to do that even with the freshman quarterback in there. They try to move the ball around in their offense. They will run the ball, but they can also throw very effectively and try to get a lot of people in the throwing game."
Solich also talked about the move on the depth chart, where redshirt freshman Isaiah Fluellen is listed as a first-teamer along with sophomore Mark LeFlore at the Z Receiver spot.
"He’s produced quite a few big plays for us," Solich said of Fluellen’s depth chart promotion. "He is deserving of being placed there. It doesn’t mean that Mark is not playing well, but Isaiah is playing extremely well. Mark will still continue to be a very important part of what we are doing at the offensive end."
The Huskers will return to drills Wednesday afternoon