By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln – Due to rainy and cloudy conditions in Lincoln on Monday, the Nebraska football team was inside the Hawks Championship Center for the second time in four practices during the 2008 spring session.
The Huskers were in full pads once again under new head coach Bo Pelini, who led Nebraska into its second week of spring drills. The Huskers have completed four of their 15 spring practices leading up to the Red-White Spring Game April 19.
“For me, every day is a scrimmage,” Pelini said. “We’re making progress. The physical nature of what we’re doing up front is good.”
In Nebraska’s most recent practice Saturday, Pelini noted the offense’s rapid pace of improvement under senior quarterback Joe Ganz. The coaching staff is now seeing positive signs that the defense is making a similar upward movement.
“The effort’s there. That’s the key,” Pelini said. “We’ll get them coached. Playing against this offense is difficult. They’re not only trying to learn their defense, but they’re trying to learn what our offense is doing against us and how we play things different than what they did before.”
Fans are being encouraged to purchase tickets for Nebraska’s April 19 Red-White Spring Game, as sales have surpassed 50,000. The largest crowd to see a Nebraska spring game was 63,416 in 2005.
Nebraska continues its second week of spring ball with practices on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.