Turner Gill addressed the media today, substituting for an absent Frank Solich from inside Cook Pavillion, this forced by inclement weather that moved into the capital city about midway through practice. "We came inside about halfway through the practice," Assistant Head Coach Turner Gill said. "There were some lightning strikes nearby and as the storm moved into the area we moved inside for the safety of our players and coaches."
The long practices have taken their toll on the Huskers, but such is expected this close to the season and this far into practices heading up to the season-opener. Physical duress is part of the game. "The guys are a little bit tired, their legs are tired, but we knew that would be the case," Gill said. "Mentally, they are in good shape, and they are working hard and that's all we can ask."
"They will get their legs back soon, so all we can ask is that they stay focused and work through it right now."
This week will be the last week of two-a-days, Friday marking the last of the double-doses. Thursday, Nebraska is scheduled to have their next and what should be their last major scrimmage of the off-season.
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