Lincoln- The Nebraska football team practiced on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice field outside of the Hawks Championship Center today for just over two hours. It was a workout that head coach Bo Pelini said was productive, as the Huskers begin preparations for their third Big 12 North opponent in as many weeks.
"We started a little slow," Pelini said. "But I thought we picked it up quite a bit as practice went on. We got a lot better."
Pelini was asked about the injury status of freshman quarterback Taylor Martinez and senior quarterback Zac Lee.
"We were fine," Pelini said. "Zac didn't practice quite as much. He is still a little sore. He went out there and practiced and Taylor looked good. We were pretty healthy."
Pelini said he felt comfortable that Martinez could have played on Saturday at Iowa State if needed, but Green was more than capable and did a good job.
Pelini also commented on the defense's depth and what it means for the team at this point in the season.
"We have great depth across the board," he said. "Everybody gets nicks and people get banged up late in the season. You have to have people willing and ready to step up. Fortunately, we have that. People have stepped in and played well."
Junior cornerback Alfonso Dennard also returned to practice today and is expected to fully participate in workouts tomorrow.
The Huskers take on the Kansas Jayhawks in Lincoln this Saturday at 6 p.m. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Net Pay-Per-View.