"It was a decent practice," Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said. "It was a decent tempo. Nothing great. It was pretty average. We have to pick up the tempo even more tomorrow."
The Huskers continued to work on fundamentals as they prepare for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30, but have also incorporated the game plan for Arizona into their work this week. NU looks to have solid practices this week, as it will take most of next week off for the holidays.
"This an important week of practice, really important," Pelini said. "It's a schedule I have been around. I like the schedule. You have to make use every time we have practice."
Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was back to the grind for the first time Tuesday after missing three practices to attend award ceremonies in the past week. The 6-4 senior captured numerous major awards, including the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Outland Trophy, the Bronko Nagurski Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award. He was also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
While the Holiday Bowl is the main focus for Nebraska, the NU coaching staff will continue to mix in recruiting during the coming weeks, Pelini said.
The Huskers will continue preparations for Arizona on Wednesday afternoon with a 2:30 practice.