Huskers Forget About New Years

Tonight might be New Years Eve, but the Nebraska Cornhuskers don't have time to party.

Orlando, FL - As the Huskers got ready for their fifth practice in Orlando earlier today, defensive coordinator John Papuchis had to ask Bo Pelini if today was New Years Eve.

As a college football coach, forgetting about New Years Eve is a goal every year.

"I will probably watch some film," said Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck when asked what he will do tonight. "My wife probably doesn't want to hear that."

As far as the players, their curfew is set for 11:00 to 11:30. Sorry boys, no large group party for you.

"I think our guys have gotten the opportunity to enjoy Orlando, experience the parks this week," said Beck. "As we talked today after practice, it's about getting focused now on the details of he game so we can go out and perform at a high level.

"There is a reason why we are here. It's time to put that into action."

The lack of celebration by the team or the staff doesn't bother Papuchis.

"It's been probably six to seven years since my wife made it to a new year, we are pretty quick to bed," said Papuchis. "I don't know if it's going to be much different than that.

"There will be time to celebrate the New Year after the game. I haven't made it to a new year since 2004 or so. That's pathetic, but it is what it is (laughter)."

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