As the Huskers began their final days of preparation,
“We worked them pretty hard today and will back down for Christmas Eve tonight. It was a good, spirited practice,” Callahan said. “This is a nice practice facility for our bowl game and everyone here has accommodated us well. I can’t really think of the last time we practiced on grass, probably before the
“Jason Avant is a productive receiver,” Callahan said. “He has the numbers and is a strong, gifted wide receiver. He will go up and make plays in traffic and can pluck the ball out of the air. He has the body (for the position) and will get respect for his abilities.”
The Huskers return to practice on Sunday afternoon and go through their final full practice on Monday before the first of two pre-bowl press conferences over two days.