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Huskers Set for Final Scrimmage
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
08/14/2002
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Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Lincoln, Neb. ? The Nebraska football team practiced just short of two hours in Memorial Stadium Thursday morning in half pads with the final scrimmage of fall camp set for Friday.

"It was a half pad practice and a little shorter than normal," Head Coach Frank Solich said. "It was a controlled practice in terms of teamwork. I thought they worked at getting in and out of the huddle, and that was one thing we wanted to do was to run plays at a pretty high tempo on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball."

NU?s last scrimmage is slated for 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The scrimmage will include both first-team units working against each other and some work against the scout team, as the Huskers prepare for their season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 24.

"There is a likeihood we will do some No. 1 against No. 1 and some No. 2 against No. 2. We will also have an excellent amount of scout team work, in terms of looking at Arizona State?s offense, defense and kicking game. I am kind of anxious for tomorrow to come, and see where we are at. We want to get through it without out any major happenings in terms of injuries."

Solich announced that 12 members of NU?s 105-man roster will miss Friday?s scrimmage with minor injuries, including Demoine Adams, Philip Bland, Judd Davies, Curt Dukes, Seppo Evwaraye, DeAnte Grixby, T.J. Hollowell, Lornell McPherson, John Klem, Robin Miller, Chad Sievers and Kyle Ringenberg.

Friday?s scrimmage is closed to the public. Members of the media are asked to enter the scrimmage from West Stadium at 10:15 a.m. Still photographers will be allowed to shoot the scrimmage from the sidelines, while television cameras will be allowed to shoot warm ups only.

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