Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska football team practiced for over two hours on Wednesday at the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields in preparation for Saturday's game against Idaho State. Linebackers Coach Ross Els spoke to the media after practice about how the Huskers need their inexperienced linebackers to step up for the rest of the season with the loss of Zaire Anderson.
“With Zaire’s injury, a few guys will play.” Els said, “Whaley will play, Santos will play, and Corey Cooper will be in that position when they start to spread us out. There is a lot of different guys that need to produce. Fortunately we have enough depth there we will be fine.”
Even though NU will be playing a Football Championship Subdivision (Formally 1-AA) Els thinks the Huskers will have their work cut out for them with the passing attack the Bengals use.
“Idaho State throws the ball extremely well. They have one receiver that is leading the country in receptions.” Els said, “They are going to throw the heck out of the ball, so we need to play good tight coverage.”
Check back here at Huskers.com for updates as the Nebraska football team prepares for the Idaho Sate Bengals this Saturday. The game will be nationally televised on the Big Ten Network at 2:30 p.m.