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Huskers Continue Spring Practice
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
04/09/2003
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Head coach Frank Solich will help host the coaches clinic on Friday and Saturday, with nearly 900 expected to attend.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Lincoln  -- The Nebraska football team conducted its ninth practice of the spring season with a two-hour workout at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

"We were a bit sluggish today at practice," said NU head coach Frank Solich. "We got by without any major injuries, but we had a lot of people doubling up for a time as others weren?t at practice because of tests. The offense looked tired and we were banged up, so there was not a lot of progress made."

At the end of practice, the team went through a unit scrimmage, with the offense and defense each getting about 12 snaps in the red zone.

"The defense was really putting in its red zone and working through it and they played pretty well," Solich said. "The offense was a little behind the eight-ball because of the way we were playing it, but I still hope to see some plays being made yet."

Despite the sluggishness Wednesday, Solich seemed pleased with the team?s attitude heading down the stretch run of the spring season.

"I like the way the team is extending itself, playing out each play. We have to be a football team that is going to play until the whistle blows, and the way we have practiced will help us be a conditioned and physical team," Solich said.

Nebraska returns to the field on Friday to continue preparations for the Red/White Game, which will be held on April 19 at 12:30 p.m. The Huskers also will hold their annual coaches clinic this Friday and Saturday, with about 900 coaches is expected to be in attendance.

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