Huskers Stress Conditioning as Two-a-day Practices Continue

By NU Athletic Communications

LINCOLN, Neb. ? The Nebraska football team continued two-a-day practices on Monday with a two-hour morning practice at Memorial Stadium and an hour and 45 minute afternoon workout on the grass practice fields north of the stadium.

"This morning I think they (the players) got a little bit of a break with the weather," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "They finally had a practice where the sun wasn?t beating down on them with a little of a breeze, and it was a little cooler for them. So, they were able to get by that pretty well.

"The afternoon practice was a little bit tougher for them. But, they came to this thing in good shape for the most part. They have been able to get through things at the kind of pace that we wanted. I think that is a tribute to what they got done in the offseason."

Although the coaching staff is pleased with the level of conditioning that Nebraska players came to camp in, they are still focused on getting them ready to play four quarters of football.

"I?m very pleased with the way they came into fall camp, and the conditioning that they have right now," Solich said. "But to be able to play a four quarter ballgame, we still have a lot of work to do in terms of conditioning and pace of the practices."

The Huskers continued to make progress as they implemented the offensive and defenive schemes on Monday.

"We are getting an awful lot of reps on what we are trying to do," Solich said. "But there is still a lot of work to get done and not a lot of time to do it in."

NU will return to the practice field Tuesday morning for a two-hour workout at Memorial Stadium and then use the afternoon session to concentrate on special teams. Players will be available to the media following the morning practice, while Solich will address the media following the afternoon workout. Assistants will also be available after the second practice.


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