The Nebraska football team returned to the practice field on Tuesday for its tenth workout of the spring.
“We worked on a couple of new things coverage wise with our nickel package”, said defensive coordinator Mark Banker. “We also worked on the fundamental scheme within our regular package.”
New defensive line coach John Parella has made an immediate impact on his players this spring. The former Husker standout spent the past two seasons at Northern Michigan.
“We could be a good defensive line or a we could be a great defensive line”, said sophomore defensive end Freedom Akimoladun. “Of course we want to be a great defensive line even if that means we stay after and do more work than anybody else.”
Parrella has always been known for his work ethic and that is something he is trying to pass along to his players this spring.
“This is a 20 hour work week for these guys and if they are just putting in 20 hours a week well good luck, I don’t want them”, said Parrella. “We want guys that are going to do that on their own and getting extra reps because a lot of this stuff you don’t wake up and know how to do it.”
The Huskers return to the practice field on Thursday.
Sean Callahan contributed to this story