Approximately 40 recruited walk-ons joined the 105 players who were previously participating in practice as the Nebraska football team continued to gear up for its first game against Western Michigan with a two-and-a-half hour practice Monday on the Gass Practice Fields northeast of Memorial Stadium.
While the walk-ons worked out for the first time as Huskers Monday with the start of the fall semester at UNL, they were unable to participate in practice with the 105 players who were on campus before the start of school.
“They’re in a different time than the rest of the guys because they could only be out there in helmets and we were out there in full pads today,” Pelini said. “(They’ll join us) as soon as they’re ready.”
As the walk-ons practiced for the first time, sophomore linebacker Latravis Washington returned to the practice field after an injury.
“He’s coming along,” Pelini said. “He’s still trying to get his feet back under him.”
Despite the Huskers’ first game looming just five days away, Pelini remains focused on only the step ahead.
“I’m not worried about the game,” Pelini said. “I’m worried about the next day of practice right now.”
Nebraska continues to prepare for its season opener against the Broncos with another practice Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln.