LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska football practiced for the fifth time this spring on Saturday, with three practices to follow until the team takes a break for spring break.
“After the first third of spring practice, it hits you right between the eyes what being at a place for a long time means,” new Nebraska head coach Mike Riley said. “We could roll the balls out on the first day and here it was kind of starting from scratch. But the work and attention to detail of these guys is very good, and I think we have some outstanding character leadership on this team.”
Following practice, Riley announced first-team cornerback Daniel Davie, who went down with an ankle injury on Wednesday, would be back this spring, but his return date is unknown. Riley did admit it could be once the team regroups in early April.
In addition, defensive back Charles Jackson, who missed the 2014 season with a knee injury, would have an arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee in the near future. Jackson should be fine by the time falls rolls around.
With Davie out, it gave redshirt freshman cornerback Trai Mosley a chance to shine in practice on Saturday. Mosley intercepted quarterback Tommy Armstrong three times and also had a fumble recovery taken back for a touchdown.
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