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Husker Seniors Prep For Last Home Stand
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
11/25/2008
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Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours Tuesday inside the Hawks Championship Center in preparation for its matchup with Big 12 North foe Colorado on Friday. The game on Friday will be special for 21 seniors on this year’s roster, as it will be the last time they play at Memorial Stadium.  Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini has seen a difference in his seniors this week as they prepare for the Buffs.

“There’s a little emotional issue there and there always will be for a senior’s last game” Pelini said.  “But on the other hand I think there is a sense of urgency among the younger guys to send the seniors out the right way. I think they appreciate the approach the seniors have had and the leadership they have given us this year.  I think everyone wants to send them out on the right foot.”

The Huskers’ defense will have its hands full this weekend with a Buff offense that is known for using multiple formations and throwing a plethora of personnel groups at the defense.  Pelini said the key to matching up with Colorado’s offense is making the right adjustments at the right time, something they have been working on for the past couple of weeks.

“The thing about Colorado is they are so multiple,” Pelini said.  “They run lots of different personnel groups at you.  They have a lot of offense.  Again, I’ll go back to still being a young defense in this system, they pose some problems.  They make you think and they make you adjust.”

The Huskers and Buffs will meet for their annual post-Thanksgiving matchup this Friday with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be carried nationally on ABC. 

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