Nebraska practice report: 8-8-2013

Posting NU Press Release
Posted Aug 9, 2013

Come inside for the details from coordinators John Papuchis and Tim Beck.

From the Nebraska Media Relations Department:

Lincoln, Neb.- Nebraska hit the practice field for the fourth time in the 2013 football fall camp Thursday night, going through a two-hour workout in shoulder pads, shorts and helmets inside the Hawks Center and on the Ed and Joyanne Gass practice facility.

Nebraska offensive foordinator Tim Beck addressed the media after practice, noting that he is still recovering from sleep apnea surgery, but thanks all of Husker nation for the support given in his recovery.

“I appreciate everybody’s support and prayers for me,” Beck said, “At the end of the day I am sore and worn out a little bit, but you get out there and get going and once you get out there you don’t feel it as much.”

Beck seemed excited when asked about the high octane Husker offense, noting the group has performed well early in camp.

“I like what I see, I think our guys’ attention has been good, I think the first group has been pretty solid.” Beck said, “The second group—there is some younger guys on there that still have to develop, but they are very talented and I like their talent.”

Recently some of the NU’s offensive players have mentioned some very lofty goals to the media members, which seems to impress Beck, but as he noted, confidence comes from being prepared.

“Our guys are going to have to work to earn everything they get like they did last year, they worked hard, believed in the system and in themselves and we were fortunate to have some success.” Beck said, “We’ve got to do the same this year, and they are doing that, and I wouldn’t say they are out here just hanging out.”

With the departure of senior running back Rex Burkhead, Nebraska reloaded with two very talented backs in Adam Taylor and Terrell Newby. Both backs have impressed Beck so far in camp.

“I like both of those guys, both of them have a chance to help us.” Beck said, “Two different style of runners, but they both are good at what they do, and they aren’t bad at the other things.”

Beck also noted that quarterbacks Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Johnny Stanton have been, “moving around pretty well.”

Nebraska will be back on the practice field on Friday evening for their fifth workout of camp. Check back at for all of your preseason football practice coverage including the latest news, photos and video features.

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