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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team practiced for 90 minutes in half pads and helmets Wednesday afternoon. Both the defense and offense started with stretching and individual drills in the Hawks Championship Center, before the offense moved to Memorial Stadium for the remainder of practice.
Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf spoke to the media following practice to discuss preparation for the Huskers’ away game against Wisconsin on Saturday. The first thing he talked about was the return of senior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp.
“Yeah he looks good. He’s had a little bit of time to heal. I think that he’s looking good running around, and I think they’re going to make sure and check him out fully before they clear him for 100 percent contact, but he looks good moving around.”
When asked about the use of artificial crowd noise in practice, Langsdorf commented on the Huskers’ ability to handle the anticipated intense environment.
“We’re going to be well prepared for that,” Langsdorf said. “We started that from day 1, making sure that we’re ready. We expect a pretty rowdy crowd in Wisconsin.”
Coach Langsdorf also confirmed reports of the offense having particularly good practices today and yesterday.
“I think we were sharp,” Langsdorf said. “I think that yesterday we were focused and ready to go, I think today was some more of the same which is good to see. I think we’re always working for that consistency in practice, and continuing to prepare and peak on Saturday. So I think it’s good to see we’ve been locked in and ready to go.”