Nebraska HC Mike Riley sets spring game format

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley sets spring game format.

Being always mindful of injuries, Nebraska head coach Mike RIley gave the media a quick idea of how the annual Red-White game will be played on Saturday. 

“We are just about complete with the plan for the Spring Game,” Riley mentioned after Thursday's practice. “It’s not going to be offense against defense, we’re going to form two teams that will be selected and finalized by the coaching staff by tomorrow afternoon with our team. We will incorporate a little special teams but there will be no live work. As a matter of fact it will be a skeleton on the kickoff, it’ll be just the kicker and the returners. We want to look for touch h back or where we might place on the ball 25, 30, 35 depending on the placement of the kick, we want to give those guys a chance to catch the ball, make choices and what they’re going to do. The punt, we want to give Caleb Lightbourn four or five punts with the group in here. There won’t be any live return on it but we want the punt team done and we will attempt field goals and kick extra points with Drew Brown and then the other guys that are here too.

"We’re going to try and give everyone an opportunity to do something at their specialty and play. We’ll play the first half as a regular time with 15 minute quarters and all the time restraints and TV timeouts, all that stuff. So kind of normal, regular time of the game [will be] officiated like that. Then the second half we’ll do 30 minutes of running clock, two 15 minute quarters.”

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