- The Nebraska football team held its first night practice of fall camp on
Monday for more than two hours on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields
outside of the Hawks Championship Center. Defensive Coordinator John Papuchis
spoke to the media following practice.
the first three days, I feel good about where we're at," Papuchis said. "We
still have a long way to go. We're not ready to play a game yet, but I think
the attitude is good, the effort is good, and the energy is good. We just have
to keep learning and developing and getting better each day and if we get
better as we go along, we'll be where we want to be."
added that the team has liked the evening practices thus far.
gets them off their feet during the day," Papuchis said. "They have a lot of
meeting time during the day, which I think is crucial, obviously. And it gets
us out of the hottest time of the day. They've had a tough summer working in
the heat all summer long. Anything we can do to back off that a little bit will
pay dividends in October and November we think."
also said that getting a defensive line set is crucial to the team's success.
think right now we have some pretty good depth, so I'm not as concerned right
now about who the ones are but really getting a feel for our rotation that we
are going to bring into Sept. 1," Papuchis said. "We have 26 practices to still
let that thing play out, but I think we have a pretty good idea of where we're
addition, Papuchis said he likes the way his linebackers are fitting in at this
really athletic guys," Papuchis said. "I love their athleticism, I love their
work ethic, but there's a lot to learn in a short amount of time and we're
three days in, so we'll have a much better evaluation as time goes on."
The Huskers return to practice on Tuesday night
in preparation for its season opener against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 1.