Lincoln- The Nebraska football team practiced for just less than two hours Thursday inside the Hawks Championship Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields as the Huskers finished preparations for Kansas on Saturday. After practice, Head Coach Bo Pelini addressed the media about this week's match-up with the Jayhawks.
"It was a good week of practice," Pelini said. "I thought attention to detail was good, I thought our tempo was good. I thought yesterday was exceptionally good. We pulled back a little bit today, Thursdays are a little bit more of a mental day, but I thought we had a good week of practice. I was happy with it."
Pelini spoke briefly about the Husker's depth at the safety position as Austin Cassidy and Courtney Osborne have seen increased playing time the last few weeks.
"They're fine," Pelini said. "P.J. (Smith) missed a day or day and a half because he was sick. The other two guys have started so we put the Blackshirts on those guys, but those other two guys, we have a lot of confidence in them. They'll be available and you'll see them playing Saturday night."
The Huskers will face Kansas with relatively few injuries. Pelini and the coaching staff are encouraged by the health of their players.
"I'm sure there is somebody in there that is a little bit nicked who I'm missing," Pelini said. "It's November, everybody has a few bumps and bruises and things, but overall I think we're in pretty good shape. I think our guys are just excited to play football."
The Huskers and Jayhawks are scheduled to kick off on Saturday at 6 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. The game is available on FSN-Pay-Per-View.