Lincoln – Cooler temperatures in Lincoln provided the Nebraska football team with some physical relief at Memorial Stadium on Thursday afternoon, but comic relief was provided by another cool Husker character.

Larry the Cable Guy, a Nebraska native and avid fan of all Husker sports, made a special appearance at Nebraska's practice, turning the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf into his stage to create a roar of laughter from the Huskers' post-practice huddle.

“He was great,” Callahan said. “He’s a Husker through and through. It’s been good to have him out here visiting with our players because it relaxes them and they have fun and he cracks a few jokes.” 

While post practice laughs were a welcome event for Nebraska, it was all business during workouts as the Huskers are now just eight days away from hosting their season-opening game against Nevada on Sept. 1.

The Huskers took advantage of the break in the heat that has covered the region over the last week and practiced inside Memorial Stadium for 2 1/2 hours, as they begin wrapping up fall practices and move into game-week workouts.

“We’re getting a lot of work versus the scouts and also our defense, so we have a combination of things going on in practice right now,” Head Coach Bill Callahan said. “Overall, we’re on schedule, and we’re taking it a day at a time.” 

The Huskers will practice from 2-4:45 p.m. again on Friday and will conclude Fall Camp this weekend with workouts on both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday’s practice will feature Nebraska’s largest audience of Fall Camp, as the NU student body is invited to attend.