Huskers Begin Work Week Leading Up to Cowboys

By NU Athletic Communications
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Lincoln ? Nebraska began preparations for Oklahoma State on Monday, as the Huskers practiced for two hours in sweats on the grass practice field north of Memorial Stadium.

"We went in sweats today, which we haven?t done in awhile," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "On Monday, we have operated in a manner where we have pushed and pushed and pushed these guys through the early part of the week. At this point time during the season, it makes sense for us on Mondays to back off a little with Tuesday and Wednesday?s practice being in full pads."

NU will return to its normal practice schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday with the first units getting work against the scout teams.

"We will have some scout team guys that will really cause us to practice at a little higher level, facing the No. 1 offense and the No. 1 defense," Solich said. "We are moving ahead. We did some good things in the game versus Missouri, but certainly there are some things we need to improve upon to get done what we want to get done."

Coach Solich also addressed quarterback Jammal Lord?s citation for disturbing the peace over the weekend following Monday?s practice.

"He received a ticket for disturbing the peace," Solich said. "I am looking at the situation in general. The fact that he got that ticket does not do anything to him at this point. It does bring into play our point system (Unity Council), which always occurs in almost any situation where a player is concerned. We will continue to look at the situation and see if any other points should be assessed and deal with the matter immediately after determining that."

Solich said he is still reviewing the situation and Lord?s status for Saturday?s game will be determined later in the week.

"Any time a ticket of any nature is received by a player, whether it is a misdemeanor or something worse, it is a concern," Solich said." But the bottom line is that there are times as a coach that you have to deal with that, and your squad has to deal with that. We do have Unity Council, a point system in place, that has played out to be very fair to everyone concerned ? the individual, the team and the program. And we will continue to operate in that mode."

Texas A&M Game Time Set: Nebraska?s Oct. 26 game against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, has been set for a 6 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised nationally on TBS, marking Nebraska?s first appearance on that network since 1986 (Channel 16 in Lincoln).




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