Huskers Battle Heat as Two-a-day Practices Continue

By NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb. ? The Nebraska football team worked its way through its second day of two-a-day practices on Sunday, as temperatures reached 102 degrees during a hour and 45 minute afternoon practice. The Huskers also went through a two-hour session Sunday morning at Memorial Stadium.

"Practice went fairly well today," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "I?m very pleased with their enthusiasm and attitude. Fall camp is never easy with the heat and you combine that with trying to put in all of the offensive and defensive schemes, and it gets tough. They have worked their way through it very well."

With the start of the season just under three weeks away, the Husker coaching staff is busy getting their team ready to take on Arizona State on Saturday, Aug. 24.

"When fall camp starts that first kickoff is right around the corner," Solich said. "You try and get an awful lot done to be as smooth as you can be for that first ballgame. When you have a group of young players at a spot you expect a lot of them. They have to come, and they have to come early. It is an exciting time for those guys, of course, but there won?t be too many more practice snaps before they are kicking it off."

NU will return to the practice field on Monday for another day of two-a-day practices. The Huskers are scheduled for practices at 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The afternoon session is slated for a special teams practice, but could be changed into a regular practice, depending on how the team responds.


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