Lincoln ?The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours Monday afternoon in sweats on the grass practice field north of Memorial Stadium, as the Huskers begin preparations for Saturday?s contest at Texas A&M. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on TBS.
"Today and tomorrow there is no school (due to fall break), But we will leave practice at the same time," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "It gives us a little more opportunity as coaches to prepare for (Texas) A&M and put a gameplan in."
Coming off of a tough loss at Oklahoma State over the weekend, Solich was pleased with the way his team responded during Monday?s practice.
"They went through practice today in a good fashion, in terms of wanting to do things right," Solich said. "When you are introducing things in the beginning of the week there has to be a lot of focus. There is a lot of mental preparation that goes into playing a good football game. They have been a team that has worked hard at preparing well. Sometimes that has translated into a game situation and sometimes it hasn?t for all four quarters."
Solich added that his squad appears healthy headed into Saturday?s game against the Aggies, who come into the game with a 5-2 record.
"We are in pretty good shape," Solich said. "It appears that there isn?t anyone that will be unable to play in the upcoming game. We had most everyone out there today on the practice field."
The Huskers will return to the practice field on Tuesday for a two-hour workout in full pads. Nebraska?s weekly press conference is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning with volleyball coach John Cook. With classes being out for fall break, there will be no early football player interviews.
Note: ABC has exercised its six-day option for Nebraska?s game with Texas on Nov. 2. The Huskers and Longhorns will either square off at 2:30 p.m. on ABC or at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports Net. The Oklahoma/Colorado game will fill the other slot.