The Huskers practiced in full pads for more than two hours at Memorial Stadium Saturday morning.
Head coach Bo Pelini said afterward that with the Red-White Spring Game now one week away, he believes the team is continuing to improve as the end of spring practice nears.
“We got a lot of work done today, got a little bit of teamwork and some individual work and we had a good go at a scrimmage. It was good competition, guys competed. We had a good week and I thought we finished off the week well with the scrimmage today.”
Pelini believes that a lot of players have stood out so far in spring practice, especially in scrimmages. “There are a lot of good things on both sides of the ball and there is a lot of things to learn from on both sides of the ball.”
Senior quarterback Taylor Martinez rested the majority of the scrimmage, giving quarterbacks Ron Kellogg III, Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe the majority of the snaps. Pelini was especially impressed with the redshirt freshman Armstrong.
“I thought Tommy did a good job. He is getting better. He’s got some fundamental things to work on but his understanding of the offense is getting better.”
On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Josh Mitchell has impressed the coaching staff so far this spring. “I think Josh is playing really well right now, he has been showing good leadership.”
Nebraska will wrap up spring ball with practices on Monday and Wednesday before the Red-White Game next Saturday at 2 p.m.