More than just practice

Nebraska has pulled Florida recruits before, but now are in the Big Ten and will shift their attention even more in the future.


Orlando, FL - On Tuesday, during Nebraska's scheduled morning practice session, the Nebraska coaching staff held a coaches convention for local Florida high school coaches. An estimated 200 to 250 coaches, ranging from assistants to head coaches showed up to watch how Bo Pelini and crew run a session.

"It's a great crowd, great turnout. Just to fellowship with them a little bit and have an opportunity to share some ideas and visit with them," stated Tim Beck to reporters on Wednesday. "You give them a chance to see what we are all about, kind of what we do on offense and defensively, and get to know our coaches and a little bit about our program so it can help us in recruiting."

The practice is pretty common from school to school and has been a tradition at Nebraska the last few years. But was extra beneficial for Huskers yesterday. For a school that wants to recruit more out of the Sunshine State, visibility is important.

"Hopefully we can grab two to three guys from this clinic to help us get an advantage in recruiting here," said Nebraska secondary coach Corey Raymond.

A first year coach on the Nebraska staff, Raymond was asked how recruiting to Nebraska compares to recruiting at other places.

"I tell kids to never put distant and weather into their decision," said Raymond. "Most coaches have nothing else they can say about us. They have nothing to say about our facilities, how they are going to be taught as a player, or how they are going to get a great education at Nebraska."


Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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