Huskers Work On Special Teams

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Design Jeff Abele, Photography Alan Jackson

LINCOLN, Neb. ? The Nebraska football team concentrated on special teams during the second of two practices on Tuesday, as the Huskers continue two-a-day practices. NU began the day with a two-hour session on the turf at Memorial Stadium.

The afternoon practice lasted about an hour and half as Nebraska keyed in on special teams for the first time this fall.

"Today was a good day for us along the lines of emphasizing special teams and giving the players a little bit of a break," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "I think this afternoon was really productive in a lot of ways, and they needed a break. They have been pushing themselves hard and the heat has been tough."

The Huskers continue the hard work as preparations for the upcoming season intensifies.

"We have been going three stations all the way through practice to this point," Solich said. "There hasn?t been a lot of standing around on the practice field."

NU will return to the practice field Wednesday morning for its first practice of the fall camp in full pads. Players will be available to the media following the two-hour morning practice at Memorial Stadium, while Solich will address the media following the afternoon workout. Assistants will also be available after the second practice.

2002 Nebraska Football Posters On Sale Now
The 2002 Nebraska football schedule cards and the offensive and defensive football posters are available at Huskers Authentic (located in the parking garage just West of Memorial Stadium on 10th street).

Football media/recruiting guides are also available at Huskers Authentic. Three posters, one featuring the offense, one featuring the defense and one featuring special teams members are available for $5 each, tax included. The media/recruiting guides are $20 over the counter (tax included), plus shipping and handling if purchased by mail. Huskers Authentic is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Credit card orders can be placed by phone by calling 1-800-8BIGRED (800-824-4733).

Former Assistant Equipment Manager Walt Johnson Passes Away
Walt Johnson, the Assistant Equipment Manager at NU for 15 years (1975 through 1990), passed away today of a heart attack. While he has lived in Oswego, New York for the past five years, he was here in Lincoln visiting his children (Vicki Cartwright of Lincoln, Sherri Johnson of Lincoln and Duke Johnson of Chicago, Ill.). He is survived by his wife Elaine. Walt was born on July 28, 1938 and was 64. Funeral/Memorial services are pending.


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