Even though it was the first spring practice, head coach Bo Pelini expected sloppy play, but he’s already looking for improvement after sending the players through 2 1/2 hours of drills on Wednesday.
Pelini enters his second spring season with a team that returns 13 starters but still much room for improvement for a team that went 9-4 in 2008, including victories in six of their final seven games, and capped the season with a Gator Bowl win over Clemson.
He has a secondary that needs to improve on his six interceptions and a quarterback situation that for the time being is a bit unstable. Freshmen Cody Green has a minor hip injury. Patrick Witt is gone and NU is turning to linebacker LaTravis Washington to move to the QB position.
Click to hear more from Pelini after the first day of practice. The Husker take Thursday off then resume on Friday and Saturday.