Huskers Work on Execution and Special Teams
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Huskers worked out in Memorial Stadium for two hours in the afternoon on Tuesday. While the bulk of the practice was concentrated on special teams units, Solich had the top units undergo a 13-play simulated drive. Solich said he was looking for improved execution, after a sloppy morning practice.
"This morning?s practice did not go real well. We had a number of missed assignments, they looked tired and worn out a little bit. But there really is no excuse for lack of execution. We need to pick up that phase of our game, and that?s on both sides of the ball.
"We did devote a part of a station to work on the mindset of execution. We?re hoping to build on that a little bit. Tomorrow is another day. I have not been displeased with this team, in terms of their work ethic and how they have gone about things through fall camp, they have pushed themselves. It?s natural that when you get worn down, that execution starts to falter a little bit, but you get worn down in games too and we need to play through that."
Wednesday?s practices 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.) will conclude two-a-days for the Huskers. Nebraska will cut back to one 7:30 a.m. practice on Thursday and will have a scrimmage on Friday morning.
Solich will not comment on specific, non-serious injuries, but said that to date, the injury situation is "not too bad in terms of injuries that are extensive to the point where guys may miss a considerable number of games. We?re a little banged up, but we expect that in two-a-days, it is a contact sport, but we have been fairly fortunate."