Huskers Return For Second Week of Spring Training

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln -- The Huskers headed out to Memorial Stadium in full pads on Wednesday to begin their second week of spring training. After a team meeting on Monday and a day off on Tuesday, head coach Frank Solich said the team appeared sluggish at the beginning of practice due to the warm weather.

"As they got into the practice the team kept encouraging one another and picked it up as the time went along. I feel fairly comfortable with the way we finished up," Solich said.

After two hours and 20 minutes, practice came to an end with a 12-play scrimmage. The Huskers worked on the pass rush and pass protection while the backs were tackled live any time they touched the ball, and the quarterback was again off limits.

"We worked on third and long," Solich said. "Third and long to us is third with seven or more to go. Ideally, if you can complete 35 to 38 percent of third and seven or more, you

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