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Huskers Begin Final Week of Spring Drills
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
04/14/2003
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The Huskers continue to prepare for Saturday's spring game.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Lincoln  -- The Huskers began the last week of spring ball in earnest Monday afternoon. Coach Frank Solich said although the Huskers were hot, tired and sore from Saturday?s scrimmage, the effort was good.

"I thought we had a pretty good practice considering the weather was hot and they were tired from the scrimmage," Solich said. "They are working very hard to finish off spring practice in the right way. Their effort has been very good."

Solich said the team got through Saturday?s scrimmage and today?s practice without any major injuries. Nebraska will practice in full pads on Wednesday and will have a station scrimmage, before cutting back to a last practice on Friday in sweat clothes.

Solich said he saw some good things in the scrimmage, but there were still plenty of areas to work on this week. "We protected well on offense, but I didn?t see sustained drives where 11 guys were working together. We also didn?t see any big plays, except when the 3?s went up against the 3?s and while that speaks highly of the defense, we need to make big plays on offense."

Spring practice will culminate with the annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. Solich said although the Huskers won?t tip their whole hand, he said, "We will definitely show enough to make it fun and interesting for the fans and players. We also want to show enough to see what areas we need to work on, but we would never show our full complement of plays."

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