December 9, 2006

NU Notes: Huskers get back after it

After taking the entire week off, the Nebraska football team got back after it on Saturday afternoon with a two-hour full padded practice inside the Hawks Championship Indoor Facility.

NU will practice again Sunday, and then the players will have the entire week off to prepare for finals. The Huskers next scheduled practice after finals week will take place on Friday Dec. 15.

"We haven't done anything for a week now, so the kids were a little rusty today, but we had good effort and we finished up with a little scrimmage with the younger guys," defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove said following Saturday's practice. "We had a good practice overall."

Cosgrove said the coaching staff has been extremely occupied over the last week with recruiting. Most of the coaches have been on the road and they didn't get back into town until Friday afternoon, just in time for NU's annual awards banquet.

"I got back in off the road on Friday, so it was nice to get back in on the practice field," Cosgrove said. "Today gave a lot of our young kids the opportunity to get some practice reps, so that was good. We had some good, long individual work and a good overall day."

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