Due to rain that saturated the field at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Saturday, the Huskers moved Sunday to the Creeks Athletic Association field in St. John's, Florida as they continued preparations for Wednesday's Gator Bowl against Georgia.
The Huskers also moved practice to the afternoon due to the weather. They worked out for just under two hours in shorts, helmets and shoulder pads.
“It was the right thing to do, the field (at the University of North Florida) got pretty tore up with the rain yesterday,” said coach Bo Pelini. “I thought our tempo was good and our guys were enthusiastic.”
The time off since the end of the regular season has given players time to heal, specifically junior wide receiver Jamal Turner, who missed five games due to injury. “Jamal feels a lot better, he’s more confident,” Pelini said. “At the end of the year he was frustrated. He didn’t feel like he had his burst.”
The team has the rest of Sunday off and will return to Creeks Athletic Association Monday for its final practice before the game.