Huskers Open Spring Practice

By NU Athletic Communications
Quarterback Joe Dailey calls a play during the first practice of the spring season Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
Quarterback Joe Dailey calls a play during the first practice of the spring season Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Head Coach Bill Callahan conducted his first practice of the spring season with a two hour and 20-minute workout inside Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon. The Huskers practiced in helmets and shorts in the first of 15 practices leading up to the Spring Game April 16.

"Our energy was really good," said Callahan. "What satisfied me was that the players came out with looseness and confidence I hadn’t seen before. There was an attentiveness in our play. That is the familiarity of having a year under your belt of experience. It is good to have that type of continuity when you come out on the field."

The Husker coaching staff is preparing for its second season in the West Coast Offense with the addition of first-year receivers coach Ted Gilmore.

"Coach Gilmore blended in very well," said Callahan. "He took the field very confident and knew what to expect. He knows the offense which is a great advantage in that respect that he has knowledge of the system.

Nebraska will practice again on Friday, before putting on full pads for the first time this Spring on Saturday.

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