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Nebraska Football Practice Report: Working Hard, Preparations for Spring Game And Animal References?

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There’s a lot going on at practice.... kind of.

David McGee

That headline tells you about all we know about this Nebraska football team.

We’re going to keep re-iterating that point because we want web hits and discussion just like anyone else.

It is also excellent practice for us as we try to make sure we’re spelling everyone’s names correctly.

Today, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander spoke to the media after practice. He said things that coach is supposed to say when it’s spring ball, with some emphasis by me:

”We’re just trying to clean things up today, get them to go faster,” Chinander said of today’s practice.

On the secondary, Chinander said “we haven’t had major injuries back there, but we’ve had some guys knicked up and some sickness. So, we’ve had a lot of guys getting reps with ones and twos. To be honest, there’s not really a depth chart jumping out at me yet. Everybody has to improve.

”You don’t feel great about it when you look at the roster and there’s only eight scholarship defensive backs. So, that’s not a great feeling,” he said of the secondary depth. “But, the guys that we have are playing good. Some of the guys that are walk ons are playing well right now. We’ll get a couple more in the fall, so by the time the fall rolls around I think we’ll have some decent depth there.”

Chinander is excited for the spring game. You are excited for the spring game. I AM EXCITED FOR THE SPRING GAME, BUT THERE’S A FRIGGIN’ BLIZZARD GOING ON OUTSIDE.

“To be honest with you, what I’m trying to do is not trick the offense. We could go out there and throw out all kinds of crazy stuff. I don’t want to trick the offense. I want to get lined up, I want to see who knows their technique, I want to see who can block, I want to see who can tackle, period. So, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Hey, I bet if our defense actually tackled the offense it would be a PRETTY GOOD TRICK THIS YEAR, HUH?

”The point for me is to get a fair evaluation in a game like atmosphere and see who can play with who and who can actually do it.”

A “game like atmosphere”?

Will there be booing if there is bad play? I don’t think so, so that’s not exactly “game like”, is it?

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

Lamar Jackson! Aaron Williams!

PHRASING!

Jaylin Bradley feels confident! (This is not sarcasm. He sounds like he feels confident, doesn’t he?)

PLAYERS ARE WORKING HARD!

SOME ARE WORKING SO HARD IT’S ANNOYING!

WTF DOES THIS MEAN?

AND MORE ANIMAL REFERENCES

THE SPRING GAME IS NEXT WEEKEND!

WOOOOOOHWOOOOOOWHOOOOOOOOOOO

and then it’s a shitload of time before anything real with regards to football happens again.

Unless someone gets arrested.

(P.S. We don’t want anyone getting arrested.)