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Huskers Continue Preparations for Ole Miss as Final Exams Begin
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
12/16/2002
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Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Huskers practiced for nearly two hours in full pads inside Memorial Stadium on Monday, as the Huskers continued preparations for the MainStay Independence Bowl on Friday, Dec. 27, in Shreveport, La. The Huskers are set to face Ole Miss in the ESPN nationally televised game that will kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

"Things went pretty well today," Assistant Coach Jeff Jamrog said. "They guys flew around well. We will take a look at the tape, and see what we can get better in, but I was pleased with the guys effort and attitude today."

With Nebraska students taking final exams this week, some of the Huskers were absent from either meetings or practice on Monday.

"The guys are just getting started on finals and it was kind of a mixed bag out there today," Jamrog said. "Some guys came to meetings late, some missed meetings, some came to practice a little late, and we did have some players miss the whole practice. That is a little bit difficult, but obviously academics come first."

The Huskers will take Tuesday off before returning to the practice field on Wednesday. Coach Solich and players, provided they do not have finals, will be available for comment following practice on Wednesday.

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