Nebraska worked out in full pads for just over two hours Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The majority of practice consisted of the Huskers’ last major scrimmage before next Saturday’s Red-White game.
Coach Bo Pelini was impressed with the scrimmage that ran about 100 plays. “We got a lot of reps in, we mixed and matched guys a lot. We got a lot of guys reps and it was obvious to me that there are some guys that have come further than others.”
Pelini noted that so far this spring, he has been impressed with a lot of individual players, not just a position. “To me, it is more about individual guys that have really come in and done a good job. I think really the ones (starters) on both sides are doing some pretty good things.”
Pelini added that he is really looking to build depth during spring practice. “What I am really trying to do is build depth right now with the twos and some of the backups. Some of those guys are showing good progress and some aren’t."
Junior defensive tackle Aaron Curry was injured during the scrimmage, prompting the medical staff to take precautionary measures. Pelini is optimistic that Curry will be fine. “We think it is going to be similar to what (Ryne) Reeves went through. (Aaron) is going through his tests right now. Everything he has gone through so far looks okay. When he left he was starting to feel better.”
The Huskers will practice again Monday and Wednesday before next Saturday’s spring game set for 2 p.m.