The Nebraska football team concluded its last spring football practice with a 2 ˝-hour, helmets-only workout inside the Hawks Championship Center Thursday afternoon.  This was the Huskers’ last practice before the much-anticipated Spring Game on Saturday, which will be played before a packed house at Memorial Stadium. 

“We have two teams that are really balanced. It worked out really well, and barring anyone gets nicked up, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson said. “I’m really happy with where we are at.  Football is a long process, where were at today, the questions we had coming in, we feel like we have started to get some of those questions answered.”

One of the main attractions of this year’s spring game will be the progression of the defense.  The defense has made great strides this spring according to Defensive Coordinator Carl Pelini, but they still have work to do.

“Guys are getting more comfortable with what we are talking about, which is the basic fundamentals and techniques. Everything is moving in a good direction,” Carl Pelini said. “I’m really excited about the progression of the defensive line. I think they are really taking to the new techniques, they are asking good questions, and the “want to” is there, which is the biggest thing.”

Kickoff for Saturday’s spring game is scheduled for 1 p.m.  All students eighth grade and below will be admitted for free, as they can take a Drug Free Pledge at halftime led by Head Coach Bo Pelini, and former Nebraska linebacker Demorrio Williams.