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Spring Practice Quick Hits, March 30: NU’s productive week ends with scrimmage

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini seemed pretty upbeat after watching a competitive scrimmage Saturday, which he said ended a week of practice without any significant setbacks or letdowns for the Huskers.

Pelini said they went for more than 100 plays and seemed to carry an energetic approach throughout.

“I like the way first and foremost how our guys competed, flew around and hit,” Pelini said. “There was a lot of enthusiasm and passion out there on the field. It was fun to watch.”

Clearly, there’s been some progress, Pelini said. He mentioned that he thinks the group, as a whole, is growing up. More players are making a commitment to the little things.

Said Pelini: “You can want to do have success as a football player, …

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Spring Practice Quick Hits: Pelini says defense showing ‘positive signs’

It’s only been two days since that debacle of a practice Saturday, so it appears that coach Bo Pelini’s not making any concrete conclusions just yet. But…

Pelini said Nebraska’s defense “made some significant progress” during practice sessions on Monday and Wednesday. Better practice habits. More attention to detail. Guys’ grasp of concepts has been enhanced. They’re playing faster. “I’ve seen us make a big jump in the last two days as to where we were over the first week,” Pelini said.

Pelini declined to name anyone specifically, but he said there are certain players who’ve made considerable progress. “There’s some really positive signs going on out there,” he said.

Then again, though, there’s much more to do, according to Pelini.

“That (progress) needs to …

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Pelini on defensive scheme: ‘We’re not dialing back at all’

Coach Bo Pelini said he’s not changing the fundamental principles that make up his defensive system. No surprise there. But are subtle alterations coming?

Pelini, speaking on “Sports Nightly” on the Husker Sports Network Wednesday night, made a point to say that his scheme is “multiple” yet “simple,” indicating that no plans for a complete overhaul are needed.

But last season, he thought that too often his players “were trying to be so perfect” that it hindered their playmaking ability. Pelini characterized that approach as “one of the worst things we did” on the defensive side of the ball.

So, it’s teaching the system without overwhelming the young players or compromising their instinctual nature — that seems to be the NU coaching staff’s primary defensive objective …

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