Lincoln, Neb. - The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads for just over two hours on Tuesday on the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields.
Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker spoke with the media following practice regarding what he hopes to see out of some of the younger talent in this Saturday’s spring game, specifically on the defensive line.
"Those dogs will fight and they will bite, there is no doubt about that," Banker said. "Undoubtedly we will see the effort and we just want to see them build some consistency and just see improvement."
Coach Banker also spoke about how he sees the linebackers progressing and how the battle for starting spots continues to be open.
"Everything is always open day-to-day, game-to-game. The guys consistently making plays and doing the right things are the ones that play."
Coach Banker also talked about how he sees the spring game as an opportunity to showcase the team to both the fans and potential future players.
"It is a chance to showcase Nebraska football. When they are not from the Midwest or have not been to Nebraska before, everybody has an opinion on what Nebraska is. We really feel that if we can get a player here and their parents here, it speaks for itself," Banker said. "The University itself, the fan base specifically, and football, I think it is a great place."