For most of the week Pelini has downplayed the significance of the game, where it was and the fact that it would be on national TV. But with just a day away from the contest he seemed more willing to admit to the relevancy of such a game on his team, saying that going to a place like Virginia Tech was "absolutely" the kind of games he liked to be in. "It's a challenge. The players are looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to it," he said.
Nebraska will go into this game as healthy as it has been all year. Also, as has been reported, senior linebacker Phillip Dillard moved from the middle linebacker spot to the weakside linebacker position, and it's expected that he could start this weekend, though Pelini only offered that he would play this weekend, but not volunteer how much or if he would see the field first come game day.
The team will conduct their walkthrough here in Lincoln before making the trip to Blacksburg tomorrow.
In other news, redshirt freshman running back Collins Okafor, who Coach Pelini yesterday confirmed had left the team, was back with the team practicing today. The circumstances behind his return are unknown, but he was working in uniform with the rest of the team today. Nebraska will leave for Virginia tomorrow. The weather for the early afternoon kickoff is predicting a 50 percent chance of rain with the temperatures ranging in the mid-70s.