Huskers Work Through Last Afternoon Practice
"It was good tempo," Head Coach Bo Pelini said. "We had some live work. We had a good day. Just a real short one tomorrow, Spring Game organization, and we'll be out here for the Spring Game on Saturday."
Pelini spent some time after practice hashing out the details of the scrimmage, including how the teams will be split.
"It's a mix, just like last year," Pelini said. "We split it up as evenly as we possibly could. It's going to be guys playing 1s on 1s, but we've divided the team right down the middle, just like we did a year ago."
The only quarterback that will be wearing a green jersey on Saturday is sophomore Kody Spano, who has toted the shirt all spring, Pelini said. The Huskers will play normal quarters for at least the first half, and then determine whether a running clock will be used in the third quarter based on the amount of depth available. Pelini has already decided a running clock will be used in the fourth quarter.
"It's going to be really basic football," Pelini said. "We're not going to show a whole heck of a lot. It's going to be a lot of just lining up. Obviously we want to see fundamentals and technique. We're not going to see a lot of scheme things. That's what these practices were for. We're just going to let them go out there and play and have fun and put on a show."
With more than 70,000 fans expected Saturday, Pelini said the Huskers have a unique experience to offer recruits.
"It's big. It's not everywhere in the country you get a full stadium for the Spring Game and the type of atmosphere that surrounds the Spring Game here in Nebraska," Pelini said. "We get a lot of kids here. We wouldn't be real excited about bringing recruits on campus if we were going to have 10,000 people. Obviously we have the unique environment here where we get a full house and the people are excited about it. So we use it to our advantage in recruiting."
Nebraska will practice on Thursday morning before the Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 17 at Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Huskers.com or by calling 1-800-8BIG-RED.