Rhule: Two-Practice Format Gets Young Players More Reps

The Nebraska football team kicked off its fall camp on Monday.  Head coach Matt Rhule said “it was a lot of fun to be out there.” 

He said the Huskers’ 120-player roster was split into two practices because “the most important thing to me is reps.”  He added: “A lot of places in the country the freshmen showed up and they got five reps in practice today, but our guys all got 40.”   

Rhule said the speed of Nebraska’s freshmen players stood out, calling them “really, really fast.”  He added there will be “a battle to get on the special teams because we have a lot of guys who can really run and move that want to play.” 

Rhule, his assistant coaches and players are all living in dorms for fall camp because, as he put it, “we’re trying to build a brotherhood.”