September 14 Husker Football Practice Report
Posted By: Sports
Courtesy: UNL Media Relations
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska football team practiced in full pads and helmets for approximately two hours Wednesday afternoon inside the Hawks Championship Center and at Cook Pavilion.
Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf spoke with the media after practice regarding the offense’s progression in preparation for the Oregon game on Saturday and acknowledged the Ducks’ strengths on defense.
"They have got good size up front, but speed at every position. I think that is probably on both sides of the ball." Langsdorf said. "They have just got a lot of athleticism across the board."
Langsdorf talked about facing an Oregon defense that is going to present new challenges the team has not yet seen this year.
"It is kind of like a first game, especially with a new group where you are not totally sure what you are going to get. You have some things to go off of, but you are going to have to adjust a little bit too," Langsdorf said. "Overall, you just have to go off of what you have seen and take the information you have and make your decision from there."
When asked about how the passion of Husker fans and the noise surrounding the program affects someone like senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., Langsdorf went on to explain what his QB needs to do in order to be successful.
"He just has to play his game and do the very best he can and not worry about a bunch of opinions,” Langsdorf said. “There is a lot of praise, probably too much at times, and there is a lot of blame, probably too much at times. I think if he can be consistent in his preparation each week, continue to improve on the fundamentals, throwing accurately and making good decisions, then he will be just fine."
Nebraska continues its preparation for Saturday’s matchup with Oregon on Thursday. Kickoff between the Huskers and Ducks is set for 2:30 p.m. (central) with television coverage provided by ABC. The game can also be seen online on the WatchESPN app and heard around the world on the Husker Sports Network and on Huskers.com, the Huskers app.
Although season tickets are sold out for the 2016 season, fans who want to see the Huskers in person this season at Memorial Stadium can purchase single-game tickets from returning visiting team allotments.
Nebraska Athletics is offering the B1G Pack, where fans can save $10 off single-game pricing and receive a ticket to both the Purdue and Maryland games for $120.
Single-game tickets are also available to the Oct. 1 homecoming game against Illinois ($65). To order tickets, visit Huskers.com/tickets or call 1-800-8 BIG RED during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday.-Friday). For more information, visit Huskers.com.