Pensick: "I will be nervous"

The position battle at center will continue into the Red-White spring game.

Lincoln, NE - With a few position battles still going on heading into the Red-White spring game Saturday, none will probably be more watched than the center position.

As of now, it appears junior Cole Pensick has a slight lead over Justin Jackson, but anything can change.

"It's been like any battle. Everybody is just trying to not take any plays off, which makes everyone around a better player," said Pensick. "Mark (Pelini), Justin (Jackson), and I are pushing each other to become better players.

Every practice has a lot of weight. You can't ride a roller coaster. Every day you have to go out and prove you are the best. You can say it's a glorified scrimmage on Saturday, but I don't think the game holds anymore weight than any other practice."

While it's not his first spring game, Pensick admits Saturday will feel a little different.

"I will be probably a little nervous. It's just the spring game, but I'm looking forward to it. I grew up here, my dad played here, I'm just looking to get out there and play," said the former Lincoln Northeast standout.

The 6-foot-2, 275 pounder was Mike Caputo's primary backup last season. He switched to offense in the spring of 2010, after seeing action as a defensive tackle his redshirt freshman year.

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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