Center Mike Caputo has been crucial to the success of the offensive line this season.
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Husker Offensive Line Looking Forward to Wyoming

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - The Nebraska football team reached the halfway point in preparations for Saturday's game against Wyoming, practicing for two hours on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice fields on Wednesday. Offensive Line Coach Barney Cotton talked about how much the amount of substituting in the Washington game helped the team.

"(Subbing) really helps put fresh legs out there, and it's really something we should've done the week before," Cotton said. "This time we just stayed with a rotation on every two series. The plan is to do that again this week."

Cotton added that the Huskers have been practicing the rotations so that everything runs smoothly again this week.

"If we are practicing with the guys that are playing together, we're trying to make sure (it stays that way in the game)," Cotton said. "We're trying to make sure everyone is working with Taylor (Martinez) for snap count reasons and we're switching up the combinations in practice, so it doesn't really make a difference how much we switch them."

The team unity has still been good even with the number of substitutions, according to Cotton.

"The more guys that you are playing," Cotton said, "the better your team morale and better your practices are going to be, so I think the more guys we can keep involved, the better for the whole offensive team at every position."

The Huskers practice again on Thursday before their Saturday night game against the Wyoming Cowboys. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. CT, and the game can be seen nationally on Versus HD.


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