Lincoln -- The Nebraska football team returned to the practice field Sunday evening with a two-hour workout inside the Cook Pavilion, as cold winds whipped in gusts of nearly 40 miles per hour throughout the Lincoln area.
With the game against Colorado taking place Friday morning, the Huskers, who are ranked No. 25 and No. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls released today, treated today’s workout as a typical Monday practice, except that NU practiced in half pads instead of sweats. Nebraska Head Coach Frank Solich said that Monday’s workout will be the only practice in full pads heading into Friday’s nationally televised showdown with the Buffaloes.
"That will give us plenty of good work in pads early last week and early this week," Solich said. "We will continue to condition and get them sharp on what they are doing. All in all, it was a good day today."
Solich said the Huskers are working through several injuries along the offensive line, but has not ruled anyone out for the regular-season finale.
While the entire team was indoors this afternoon for practice, the Husker kickers also had additional work outside after the workout in case of inclement weather. The Husker head coach also realizes that the team will need to get some work done outdoors during the course of the week.
"We will get some throwing in and those types of things, even if it just 7-on-7 if the weather remains cold," Solich said. "We have been a team that has been well prepared in terms of playing in cold weather so that will not be a major problem for us."