Huskers Practice in Full Pads for First Time

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The Nebraska football team practiced for two hours in full pads inside the Hawks Championship Center on Wednesday as the Huskers continue spring workouts.

“We got an awful lot accomplished on the first couple days,” Pelini said. “I like the tempo. It's obviously where you thought you'd be. We're working everybody. We have a lot of guys at different levels. We're seeing progress and also understanding three days in, we have a long way to go. I kind of like how the first couple days have gone.”

Pelini also talked about offensive lineman Alex Lewis, saying he has the potential to be a good player.

“I think he's picked things up pretty good,” Pelini said. “He plays with a good motor. He has experience, which obviously helps. He likes to compete and that's a good thing.”

Pelini added his thoughts about Jamal Turner at the quarterback position.

“He's worked at quarterback before,” Pelini said. “It's not like something new. He's a receiver that we could have a package for if we choose to.”

In addition Pelini spoke about defensive lineman Randy Gregory, saying “he hasn't even touched the surface of what he's going to become.”

Pelini added, “(Gregory) has been a lot better football player these first three days than he was a year ago. I think he's more comfortable than he was a year ago. He's more technically sound. He's getting bigger. He's getting stronger. Like I said, he's got a lot ahead of him. He's got a long way to go as far as reaching what he can. He didn't even know what he didn't know last year. Randy has the chance to be a great player.”

The Huskers return to the practice field on Friday. Nebraska's Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.