August 14, 2006

NU Notes: Huskers have raised practice tempo

The one thing you hear when you talk to the coaches and players about fall camp each day is how fast the pace is.

Almost every single day of fall camp there has been a reference by somebody about how this year's practice tempo by the Husker football team has really brought things to another level.

When Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Jon Gruden was in Lincoln this past April, he even commented about the pace of practice.

Gruden said Nebraska ran as fast of paced practice as he's seen from a college team before and he credited a lot of it to the organization of the Husker coaching staff.

Following Monday's morning practice session, Callahan said he continues to be impressed with the pace of camp.

"It's to the point now where the players are forcing it themselves and they're pushing each other to get to the game like tempo you want on the practice field," Callahan said. "And most importantly, the second and third team tempos have picked up. When you have that, your players can get better. When you have good tempo on both sides of the ball, we make each other better that way."

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