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The Nebraska football team practiced for 90 minutes in full pads and helmets on Thursday afternoon. Both the offensive and defensive units practiced outside on the Ed and Joanne Gass Practice Fields.
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Head coach Mike Riley quickly addressed the media to announce the suspensions for the first game. Brandon Reilly and Nate Gerry have been given a one-game suspension due to violation of team rules.
Following that, Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker discussed the safety rotation due to the absence of Gerry, including Kieron Williams, Aaron Williams and Antonio Reed. He has not selected who will step in for these players yet due to similar performance in practice. "I am not too much into percentages because I hate grading myself. The biggest thing is the production to decide who will play extensively in the game."
"We've made progress, with what would be considered camp. We had one day that was not good at all, but I thought overall we made a lot of progress." Banker said on his thoughts of fall camp so far. "To see Mick (Stoltenberg) out there with the first group, he improved himself not only in camp but in the off-season. I really like the direction we are all headed in. Hopefully the fruits of their labor show up in the game."