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Huskers Return to Practice
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
11/18/2003
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Sophomore receiver Ross Pilkington is one of several Husker starters from Colorado.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Lincoln The Nebraska football team returned to practice with an hour and 45 minute workout in sweats on the grass fields Tuesday afternoon. According to Coach Frank Solich, the Huskers have already turned their attention toward the regular-season finale at Colorado on Nov. 28.

"It was good to get back on the field again," Solich said. "The spirits were fine. We had a lot of guys already watching film. I think they want to come out and play extremely well and win this game. Their attitude is all business."

Solich said the coaches have begun working on a game plan for the Buffaloes, who are 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Big 12 and riding a two-game winning streak after defeating Iowa State, 44-10, on Saturday. The Huskers will go through an abbreviated work week, with a full pad workout on Wednesday before focusing on conditioning on Thursday and Friday, as many of the coaches will be on the road recruiting.

Solich said this off week came at an opportune time for No. 23 Nebraska (8-3, 4-3), which has played each of the past seven weeks.

"I think the week off will be good for us," Solich said. We have some guys that can utilize this week to get healed up, and we can work on conditioning."

Solich said the Huskers are relatively healthy coming out of the Kansas State game and have a lot to play for at Colorado.

"We want to win the last regular season game," Solich said. "We want nine wins and go to the best bowl possible. That is our incentive. That is our motivation and that is what we are after."

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