The Huskers ended their first full week of fall camp on Saturday with a two-hour practice.
NU has already seen its fair share of injuries, losing both sophomore linebacker Michael Rose and junior nickel back Charles Jackson for the season. Rose injured his knee in a non-contact drill Friday and will undergo surgery next week. Safety LeRoy Alexander is also suspended for the season.
Coach Bo Pelini said the team's overall morale is good despite the loss of potential starters. “Our team morale is fine. I feel for those kids. As for us going forward, we have a lot of good players and a lot of good competition. We will be fine."
Pelini thought the Huskers had a good first week of practice and has been impressed with the competition between players. “We had a good week, our kids are making progress. There is a lot of competition going on for spots and that competition will continue.”
One player who has stepped up in practice has been true freshman cornerback Kieron Williams, a late addition to the 2014 recruiting class. He played at Air Force Prep and Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana before coming to Nebraska. He recorded 41 tackles in two seasons at Byrd, 36 of which were solo stops.
“I think Kieron is aggressive, he has good instincts,” said Pelini. “I think his understanding, the more we install, it is all starting to run together for him.”
Nebraska will take Sunday off before resuming practice on Monday with two workouts.