?We had a spirited practice today,? Solich said. ?We did not go in full pads and the players picked up the pace. I feel good about their attitude and work ethic, and I believe we are well-prepared for this game with the intent of playing a very physical game.?
Tuesday?s workout was conducted in cold, windy conditions in
?It rained yesterday and was cold today, so we feel like we are prepared for whatever weather comes on game day,? Solich said.
Solich also commented on the task
?He is talented and smart,? Solich said of Manning. ?He has great anticipation and throws to the spot. It will be important to get a good rush on him. We have cut down on the complexity of our defense in terms of the amount of things we have thrown at them, which has allowed the players to zero in on techniques and they feel good about that.?
Defensive line coach Jeff Jamrog also commented on
?We would like to finish the 2002 season on defense the same way we started,? Jamrog said. ?We opened the year with a good effort on defense against
Husker quarterbacks coach Turner Gill also attended Tuesday?s press conference. He said the key for the offense in Friday?s game will be executing without mistakes and Gill said a strong performance could be a springboard for next season.
?This is an opportunity for us to make a statement for ourselves to finish the season and also as we look ahead to next season,? Gill said. ?Our main philosophy has been that we are going to be a physical football team and that will not change in this game. The bottom line is execution.?
The Huskers? day in
Kickoff for Friday?s matchup between the Huskers and Ole Miss is set for The game will be televised live on ESPN.