Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Thursday that Rex Burkhead will travel to UCLA but the playing status of the All-Big Ten I-back remains unclear.
Pelini again called it “day-to-day” for the senior as the Huskers went through their last full practice in preparation for the Bruins.
“I mean, he’s ahead of schedule, but we’ll kind of see how it goes,” Pelini said. “He’s going on the trip, but we’ll see how it plays out.”
Some other last-minute items:
>> Pelini said NU finished up the week well. “I think we’ve had some pretty good preparation, and ready to go get it. Take this show on the road.”
>> The UCLA offense that put up 600-plus yards at Rice is “more of in the Big 12 kind of category.” Pelini said: “They spread you out. They’ve got good athleticism. The quarterback, I think, is a good young player. We’ll have our work cut out for us.”
>> Junior-college transfer Mohammed Seisay will see his first action at cornerback after sitting out the Southern Mississippi game with an ankle injury. Pelini said Seisay had a good week of practice, but wouldn’t comment on how the rotation at cornerback might change.
“We’ll see how the game goes,” Pelini said. “We’ll start with the guys we started with last week (Andrew Green, Josh Mitchell), but you’ll see some other guys in there.”