Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team concluded its third week of the 2014 Fall Camp Saturday afternoon, as the Huskers went through a ‘situational walk-through’ for just over one hour inside of Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini met with media briefly following practice, noting that he likes the leadership presented by some of the more experienced players on the Husker Blackshirt defense.
“Josh Mitchell and Coop (Corey Cooper) are ones, and Banderas by the nature of his position,” Pelini said. “We have some guys that have some experience that have been through it and do a nice job of leading that group.”
Junior pre-season All-American candidate Randy Gregory is also a leader on the NU defense according to Pelini, but as a leader by his actions, rather than being vocal.
“Randy is a really good football player and he is a quiet guy,” Pelini said. “He is a leader by how he plays and by his actions on the field. He is not a real vocal guy but he is when he needs to be.”
Pelini mentioned that there has not been captains chosen for the upcoming season yet, as well as current walk-on players that will be awarded scholarships for the upcoming academic school year. Also, there has been no announcements on any freshmen that will be redshirting or not for the upcoming season. An announcement should come this week.
The Huskers will be back on the practice fields Monday as the Nebraska football team will enter game week preparations for the 2014 season opener versus Florida Atlantic just one week from today, on August 30. Check back here at Huskers.com for a practice report and video coverage following practice immediately.
Nebraska fans are reminded about their opportunity to be on hand at Memorial Stadium as the Huskers kick off the 2014 season. Fans can purchase the Cornhusker Kickoff Combo package for the Florida Atlantic game on Aug. 30 and the matchup with McNeese State on Sept. 6. The two-game package can be purchased at Huskers.com for $100. Fans can also purchase single-game tickets to all games other than the Miami and Minnesota games at Huskers.com.