Huskers Conclude Week Two of Spring Ball

By NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska has seven practices remaining before the April 19 Red-White Spring Game.
Nebraska has seven practices remaining before the April 19 Red-White Spring Game.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

The Nebraska football team continued to enjoy the mild spring weather on Saturday afternoon, going through a two-hour practice at Memorial Stadium. Like the Huskers’ recent workouts, Saturday’s practice included a limited amount of scrimmage work.


Head Coach Bo Pelini said he was pleased with the effort of his team on Saturday, following a workout on Friday that was not as productive.


“I like what I saw out there today,” Pelini said. “I thought we took a step back yesterday, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But today we came back and got back on it. It was good to see the guys respond today.”


Pelini commended the work of senior Cody Glenn who moved to linebacker earlier this week. Pelini called Glenn an “instinctive” player and said he has picked up things quickly. The coach also commented on the work of the offensive line and noted the progress of sophomore guard Keith Williams.


Saturday’s practice was again well-attended as the Spring Coaches Clinic wrapped up in Lincoln. More than 700 coaches attended the three-day event, which included Saturday morning sessions with Athletic Director Tom Osborne and Appalachian State Head Coach Jerry Moore, a Husker assistant from 1973 to 1978.


Nebraska will begin its third week of spring practice on Monday afternoon, and will also work out on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday next week. Spring practice concludes with the April 19 Red-White Spring Game. Fans are encouraged to purchase their spring game tickets soon, as less than 8,000 tickets remain for public sale.


Pelini said he would like nothing more than for the Red-White game to be played before a packed Memorial Stadium.


“I hope everyone is excited as we are about the spring game,” Pelini said. “I would love to see this place full. That would send a message to everyone, not only in-state, but out-of-state as well. I hope everyone walks out of here that day and goes over to support our baseball team and the great things they have going right now.”


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