Huskers Continue Preparations for Texas; Darlington Apologizes for Remark

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln ? The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours in cold and damp conditions inside Memorial Stadium Tuesday afternoon, as the Huskers continue preparations for seventh-ranked Texas on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports Net.

"We practiced in full pads, and is was a typical Tuesday practice for us," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "Everyone that we expected to be able to practice today in pads was out here and moving around well. We have to continue to work hard the remainder of the week and get ready to play what will need to be great football on our end of it."

Rush end Chris Kelsay and rover Lannie Hopkins missed practice on Tuesday and remain day-to-day heading into Saturday?s showdown with the Longhorns.

Coach Solich addressed defensive backs Coach George Darlington?s comments earlier Tuesday?s during Nebraska?s weekly press conference.

"George?s comment was certainly inappropriate with all that has gone on in our country today," Solich said. "Any comment in regards to any matter as serious as that is really in bad taste. I know he (George Darlington) feels badly about it."

Darlington also spoke to the media, apologizing for his remarks concerning the Texas? corps of wide receivers.

"The comment I made today was completely inappropriate, especially in regards to the situation that has happened in this country," Darlington said. " It was an absolutely idiotic statement. In no way would I want anyone to think that I wanted anything negative to happen to anybody, and I sincerely apologize. I should have paused and taken thought before speaking."

NU will return to the practice field Wednesday. Coach Solich and players will be available to the media following practice.


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