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Nebraska Football: 2017 Spring Football Practice #1 Report

The boys are back on the field!

Nebraska newcomer quarterback Patrick O'Brien David McGee

Your Nebraska Cornhuskers returned to the practice fields at Memorial Stadium for the first of 15 practices for Spring Football on Saturday.

The Huskers took to the fields without pads & helmets only for a 2-ish hour workout. The no pad look is NCAA mandated, stating that only helmets can be worn for the first couple of workouts in a season.

Some picture tweets came of the newer folks and it was a welcome sight to see some kids that are signed & enrolled early.

As someone on the CN staff suggested, Tristan doesn’t look like a prototypical College athlete quite yet. That thought wasn’t lost on Mike Riley after practice.

Bob Diaco came into the workout in full steam, and it seems like he’s working with some Special Teams as well. Loudly, too.

It wasn’t all joy to see the new kids on the field, however. One WR EE didn’t make the field due to medical reasons.

If you thought the whole coin flip thing was a tall tale, Mike Riley debunked that quickly.

And, as far as decision making, one media member called it a dead heat today so far.

Granted, it’s the first practice of the Spring and the first one for both where Tommy Armstrong & Ryker Fyfe weren’t the ones in front of them, but there’s something there on it.

Coming back to Bob Diaco... word is that he’s a little.... full throttle.

The Huskers will return to practice on Tuesday afternoon for practice #2. Defensive Coordinator Bob Diaco is scheduled to speak to the media after practice.