Spring Kick-off

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Bo Pelini says he knows his players better and he's more comfortable in his role as Nebraska's head coach entering his second spring with the Cornhuskers.

Pelini said Tuesday the pieces are in place for Nebraska to make major strides this fall after going 9-4 with a Gator Bowl win over Clemson last season.

The quarterback situation will be a focal point when practice begins Wednesday.

Zac Lee is the heir apparent to Joe Ganz, but Pelini said nothing is set. Freshman Cody Green will miss the first few days of practice with a hip injury.

Pelini said Latravis Washington will move from linebacker to quarterback this spring. Washington is from Bradenton, Fla.

Courtesy: Associated Press