Monday NU Football Practice Report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he's pleased

with the mental toughness his team has shown so far in preseason

practice.

Pelini said Monday his players are “leg-weary'' as they start

their second week of practice. Pelini says practices have been

rigorous and competitive, but he doesn't get the impression his

players are “feeling sorry for themselves.''

This is an important week for players who hope to move up on the

depth chart. Most of the offensive and defensive systems were

installed last week. Pelini says the coaches will spend coming days

evaluating which players have the best grasp of the playbook.