Huskers Continue Working on Game Situations

The Nebraska football team continued to turn its focus toward next Saturday's season opener against Maine, conducting a two-hour and 20 minute practice on Saturday morning and early afternoon inside Memorial Stadium.

The Huskers worked out in full pads and simulated several game-like situations during the practice. Included in Saturday's practice was a dry run on Nebraska's game-day warm-ups and various game situations.

"It was a very beneficial practice for us today," Head Coach Bill Callahan said. "We continue to refine everything we are doing on both sides of the ball, and today we put our players through several aspects of our game-day routine."

Nebraska will continue its preparations for next Saturday night's matchup with Maine on Sunday evening. Nebraska will conduct an evening practice for the first time this fall, and will also be practicing in front of a crowd as all UNL students have been invited to get a sneak preview of the 2005 Huskers. The workout will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to conclude at about 8:45 p.m.

"Sunday should be a great practice for our football team," Callahan said. "It will be our first chance to get under the lights this fall and we are looking forward to having our student body and the Marching Band at practice. Having the students here should get the campus energized for the start of football season, and I know the players are excited about practicing in front of their fellow students."

Following Sunday night's practice, Nebraska will settle into its game-week routine. The Huskers will take Monday off, before returning to the practice field on Tuesday afternoon.

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