Huskers Continue Spring Practice

By NU Athletic Communications
Head Coach Bill Callahan and the Huskers continued spring drills on Wednesday.
Head Coach Bill Callahan and the Huskers continued spring drills on Wednesday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

The Nebraska football team strapped on full pads for the third consecutive practice with a 2 hour and 20-minute workout inside Cook Pavilion on Wednesday. The Huskers had several contact drills during the practice, including some live scrimmage work.

"We are a third of the way complete with spring ball and we have made tremendous progress," said head coach Bill Callahan. "We are achieving consistency across the board but we still have a long way to go."

The team enjoyed the presence of junior Wali Muhammad on Wednesday, who took to the field after a short absence due to academics.

"Wali was anxious to get back on the field," said Callahan. "The first thing is academic priority and we wanted to make sure that he is squared away academically. He has worked very hard to get back on the field. He deserved it and had a focus today in practice."

Callahan also adressed the media on the status of cornerback Donald DeFrand, who has suffered a fractured bone in his foot. DeFrand will undergo surgery and miss all of spring practice.

Running back Brandon Jackson was also sidelined mid-way through practice with a shoulder injury. Jackson’s status is currently unknown.

The Huskers will continue spring practice on Friday afternoon.

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