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Spring practice started Monday, March 19, and ended with the Red-White game. Here's the coverage, listed in (roughly) reverse chronological order:
Check out the previews of the Red-White game from the OWH (1, 2, 3), Lincoln Journal-Star (1, 2, 3), Grand Island Independent and
Daily Nebraskan (1, 2).
A healthy Jammal Lord is improving his game.
From the OWH, a visit with Dahrran Diedrick and Patrick Kabongo and a report on the final practice before the spring game.
Ryon Bingham is rarin' to play at full speed -- but it won't happen Saturday.
Injuries thin the ranks at middle linebacker.
The OWH report on the Monday April 9 practice, and a chat with punter Kyle Larson.
Lannie Hopkins is quickly turning into a playmaker at rover.
Wilson Thomas steps up into a leadership role.
The defense dominates the second full scrimmage of spring. Stats & quotes; OWH notes; Husker Press Box; Daily Nebraskan.
Patrick Kabongo gets svelte and
Manaia Brown shows promise at his new position.
The OWH report on the Friday April 6 practice.
Keyuo Craver sprains an ankle during the Wednesday April 4 practice. Meanwhile, Wilson Thomas and Jammal Lord earn kudos from Frank Solich.
An update on kicker/receiver Josh Brown, and another look at the offensive line.
Jeremy Slechta again battles back from injury.
For now, anyway, DeAntae Grixby enjoys toiling out of the limelight.
The OWH report on the Monday April 2 practice, a look at punter Kyle Larson and the fullbacks, and a feature on the dean of the coaching staff, George Darlington.
Day by day, the offensive line gets a little less green, and that includes Dan Waldrop.
The March 31 scrimmage: Stats & quotes, and coverage from the Omaha World-Herald, Husker Press Box, Grand Island Independent (1, 2) and Daily Nebraskan.
Frank Solich hopes to see signs of defensive improvement in the first major scrimmage. Also, the OWH report on Friday's practice.
Josh Davis learns the ropes at the still-unsettled position of rover.
Don't count out DeAntae Grixby in the I-back competition.
Coaches are eager to see what a healthy Ryon Bingham can do: 1, 2
Punter Kyle Larson works on speeding up his pace.
Who will fill Dominic Raiola's shoes at center?
Jamie Burrow quietly takes over for Carlos Polk.
The OWH report from the March 28th practice, plus a Josh Brown update.
A look at the defense: Rush ends Manaia Brown and Chris Kelsay, the need for improved tackling, and the linebacking corps.
NU's green wide receivers and wingbacks hope to surprise the skeptics.
The March 26th practice brings the first injury of note, to guard Jon Dawson.
Trevor Johnson adjusts to the switch from tight end to rush end.
Thunder Collins steals the show in NU's first scrimmage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Eric Crouch tutors the younger QBs as he rests his shoulder.
Thunder Collins returns to practice, while Mark Vedral steps up in Randy Stella's absence and Sandro DeAngelis works at winning the kicking job.
Dahrran Diedrick gets accustomed to the limelight.
Judd Davies says his injury won't keep him from playing at full strength this fall.
The OWH report on the March 22 practice, plus updates on tight end Aaron Golliday and defensive linemen Ryon Bingham and Manaia Brown.
Randy Stella is suspended for spring and Thunder Collins for a week, and Frank Solich announces several position changes.
Day 1 of spring drills finds Jamie Burrow and Dahrran Diedrick in unfamiliar but welcome roles.
Spring previews: OWH (1, 2, 3), LJS, GII, Daily Nebraskan (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
See the results from winter testing: 1, 2
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