Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team continued its week of preparation for the Black Friday showdown with Iowa practicing for just more than 90 minutes on Wednesday afternoon inside the Hawks Championship Center.
Head Coach Bo Pelini met with media members after practice, noting that the team has had a good short week of practice leading into Friday’s matchup with the Hawkeyes.
“We finished up the week well, I think our kids are looking forward to the game. I know we have a lot of friends and family in town, so it is going to be their job to keep that in perspective, enjoy their families but get ready to play football,” Pelini said. “We are looking forward to it. As far as injuries and who is starting, most of that will be a game-time decision.”
With Nebraska playing on Blackshirt Friday every year since Pelini has been here, Pelini noted that he isn’t going to change anything up in his short week of preparation for Friday’s showdown in the Hyvee Heroes game.
“Exactly the same formula, obviously you have to compact it a little bit more,” Pelini said. “Obviously, I have been through that a number of times in college and in the pros. I like the schedule we have built there and understand in a short week you can still get your work done.”
Taking a step away from football, earlier on Wednesday, members of the Husker football team took time out of their schedule to visit Lincoln area hospitals. Members of team visited Bryan LGH Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center, Madonna Rehabilitation Center and the Nebraska Heart Institute. The football team has visited area hospitals on the day before Thanksgiving each of the past several years.
Nebraska will hit the practice field again on Thursday for a short walk through.. The Huskers will host Iowa in the third annual Hyvee Heroes game on Friday at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.