The Nebraska football team went back to one a day practices for the next few days, but the work out was anything but a breeze as the team played a scrimmage at the end of practice.
Practice went nearly three hours and the team was in full pads as temps reached 88 on Wednesday. The team will next hold a two-a-day on Saturday and NU’s fan day at Memorial Stadium is on Sunday.
Head coach Bo Pelini has been impressed with the play of the offensive line. That unit returns four starters and Pelini says not only does the line have depth, but it also is a group he’s going to lean on for leadership. Lydon Murth, Matt Slauson, Jacob Hickman, senior Mike Huff and Marcel Jones, the newest member of the line is doing well.
The offensive line already know who will be taking the snaps when the season starts and that’s Joe Ganz, but at this point, offensive coordinator Shawn Watson says the leader for the back up QB job is Redshirt freshmen Patrick Witt who is ahead of sophomore Zac Lee.
Watson says the 6’4 225 pound Witt has a better grasp of the offense. Lee may be lagging behind on the learning curve after missing last spring due to a knee injury.